Intuitive Painting

“To be creative is one’s inherent nature”

Intuitive Painting Workshops, led by Natalia Rosenfeld, M.A., are based on the Point Zero method (formerly The Painting Experience) that was developed by Michele Cassou, author of  “Life, Paint and Passion,” “Point Zero,” and “Kids Play.” Natalia had trained and worked with Michele for over ten years. The workshops are also based on Natalia’s personal experience of the creative process and her life-long interest in the spiritual approach to creativity and life in all its aspects.

Have you ever had a desire to create but thought you couldn’t because you “have no talent,” or “have no skills,” or are just afraid? Well, the good news is, not only can you create, but it’s your inherent nature!

The only thing we have to do, is to break through our old believe systems, conditioning and expectations.  We have to honor our uniqueness, and at the same time to be able to surrender to the greater Creative energy. This is nothing new.  True artists have known this for ages.  Look at the drawings in the caves of Lascaux, France, or Altamira, Spain, that are 33,000-35,000 years old. Or, take a look at the aboriginal art of Africa or Australia.  Are these drawings, paintings and sculptures just the result of learned craft, or did they come from deep within?

“Indian art is created from within and not from without, it does not copy physical Nature and therefore does not convey a feeling of naturalness but of a deeper reality. Most art shows the world of creative imagination, a world reconstructed by the mind’s formative faculty. The faculty through which the Indian artist seeks to create is the inner vision, not the imagination, it is a spiritual seeing and not an outer sensibility, the subtle body taking shape in a form, the body as a vessel of the breath and movement of Live. For the Indian artist is a seer; what he envisages is the truth and beauty of another world behind this material world that we can feel and touch it is the world of fundamental truths behind this universe of fleeting appearances” (Sri Aurobindo on Indian Art, Mapin Publishing, 1999, Introductory Note).

I apply this approach in my Intuitive Painting Workshops.  We don’t focus on the technique, but rather, we use intuition and spontaneity to unblock creative potential and bring forth a personal transformation as we experience playfulness, freedom, feelings and insights.

When we paint for process, not for product, and are able to step out of our own way, we become a brush in the hands of the Creative Energy, itself, and are amazed by the endless and surprising ways of expression, that touch us to the core of our being.  Anyone who experiences this at least once, never forgets it.

What People Are Saying

“Before beginning the Intuitive Painting workshop, I didn’t know what to expect. However, Natalia’s suggestions and humor offered throughout the entire five days alleviated my fears about painting. It was challenging at times, but profound insights always occurred whenever I allowed myself to paint without those restrictive thoughts holding me down. With her expert guidance, I was able to explore new avenues of creative expression that I’ve never thought possible. Thank you, Natalia, for this wonderful gift!”

Micheal Yee

“For me, the painting process is about self-awareness and growth.  These workshops offer a safe, supportive and nurturing environment in which to explore my inner landscape.  I have taken 4 workshops with Natalia, who continues to amaze me with her insights and her sensitivity.  With gentleness and skill she guides me deeper into myself, encouraging me to break free from self-imposed limitations.  I highly recommend Natalia as a guide on this extraordinary adventure!”

Maureen Hyman

“I have attended numerous workshops with Natalia in Elora, ON, Canada.  They have been a life-altering experience.  After the first one, I was quite sure that it could not be as powerful an experience in subsequent workshops; I was wrong.  I have felt joy, sadness and wonder; I have created images that still surprise me.  Altogether a magical experience; one I will repeat as many times as it is offered.

Natalia facilitates the process of spontaneous expression with intelligence, humour, sensitivity and quite clearly a lot of experience.”

Monique van Tetering