The Harmony of Hues: My Intuitive Painting Journey, Inspired by Nature and Sound

As an artist, my canvas is a realm where nature's healing power and the rhythm of music dance together. My painting process isn't just about creation, it's about connecting with the world around me, being mindful, and attaining a sense of peace.


White and dreamy apple tree blossoms, Dominika Montonen-Koivisto

Nature, in its infinite beauty and wisdom, serves as a nurturing muse. Observing the delicate bloom of a flower, the quiet resilience of a rock, or the enduring grace of a withered leaf, I am reminded of life’s cycles and my own journey within them. These elements inspire strokes of color and form on my canvas, transforming their stories into a visual language.

Nature's serenity encourages mindfulness. As I paint, I immerse myself fully in the process, consciously attuning to every sensation and thought. This state of present awareness is both relaxing and rejuvenating, helping me discover tranquility amidst the chaotic hues of life.

Each creation is a journey of intuition and patience. I paint, I dance, I observe, and then I paint again.

Finding Rhythm in the Dance of Creation

My painting process is akin to a dance — a dance of intuition and patience. It's an intricate balance between action and observation, of painting and then stepping back to watch the unfolding drama of colours and forms. Layer upon layer, stroke after stroke, the process continues until I arrive at a sense of completeness that resonates within me, a feeling that transcends the limitation of words.

Mindfulness and Tranquility through Art

This journey is more than just about creating art. It's about embracing mindfulness, discovering tranquility amidst life's chaos, and letting nature's healing power guide my hand. As the brush dances across the canvas, I find myself attuned to the beautiful rhythms of life, grounded by the enduring presence of nature, and rejuvenated by the freedom of creative expression. It's in this process that I discover a serene harmony that resonates deep within my soul. And I must say, it feels incredibly beautiful!

Dreaming in the rosegarden with sketchbook, Dominika Montonen-Koivisto


Art Journaling: A Creative Extension of My Artistic Process

Complementing my painting journey, I have found art journaling to be a rewarding extension of my creative process. Just as the canvas serves as my sanctuary, my journal is a cherished confidant, accepting my thoughts, emotions, and ideas without judgement.

Art journaling allows me to combine my love for painting with the written word. This blend of visual elements and text provides a unique outlet for self-expression, enabling me to capture experiences and feelings that might otherwise be difficult to articulate.

As with my painting process, art journaling cultivates mindfulness and tranquility. Each line drawn, each word written, prompts me to focus on the present moment, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

Moreover, the freedom and versatility of art journaling encourage experimentation and playfulness. There are no rules or restrictions, allowing my creativity to flow unrestricted.

An Invitation to Join the Dance

Embracing the practices of painting and art journaling has profoundly influenced my journey of self-expression, personal growth, and self-discovery. It's a dance I invite you all to join. Open your journal, pick up your brush or pen, and let's embark on this creative journey together.

Remember, it's not just about the destination - the final piece of art or the completed journal page. It's about relishing the journey, the process of creation, and the insights and joys that come with it.

Welcome to this beautiful dance of art!

xx Dominika


Journal page, painted pink roses Dominika Montonen-Koivisto

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