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Watercolor Meditation

It’s been a hard week or a stressful weekend, leaving you tired and crabby. How about trying a little art therapy this week?  Watercolor meditation might be just the fix.  

You’ll need a small pad of watercolor paper, a set of watercolor  paint ( go cheap here), and a paint brush ( comes with the watercolors, but you might like something a little nicer), a container of water, and masking tape.  Tape a piece of watercolor paper down to a hard surface using masking tape all the way around.  This keeps the paper from curling when it gets wet. Leave it taped down to dry if you wish to keep your final product.

Let’s go!  Brush to water, wet brush to paint, paint to paper.  Let out your inner child and enjoy!  Do what ever you want.  Remember this is a meditation not a painting class.  No one will grade this.  Your not painting something to hang on the wall.  You are meditating.  Enjoy the feel of painting, enjoy the colors. You might do something as simple as painting lines of color back and forth.  This would be a good place to start.  I do suggest that you engage with a shape.  Painting a shape over and over, maybe changing colors, painting it in, painting around it.  The idea is to become so absorbed in the painting that you are not thinking about anything else. Meditation.  If you are an artist remember to keep it simple. Perhaps a mountain scene using just 5 strokes of the brush.  Keep your mind on the strokes of color.  Breath.  Meditate.


Feel free to share your paintings with us!


About Geraldine M. Brown MS, LPC, LIMHP (162 Articles)
I hold a Master's Degree in counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed independent mental health practitioner. I have over 25 years of experience counseling people from all walks of life.

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