Monday, June 20, 2016

That Painting Gives Me Goosebumps

In process en plein air at Courthouse Butte, Sedona, Arizona
Copyright 2016 Braylee Rush
I'm getting goosebumps, said my neighbor as she looked at my painting
Sometimes, as the painter, you just don't know how someone else is going to react to your painting. In this case, my recent en plein air acrylic painting. I painted it in three different sessions on site at Courthouse Butte in Sedona, Arizona.

When my neighbor saw it at a live painting event I was doing, she told me it was a special painting. The more she looked at it, the more she felt goosebumps. She said that there was one word, Ancient. She said it felt like the energy was from long ago during the crystalline age of Sedona.

Sedona, the Land of Crystalline Energy

This is not the first time I have heard about the crystalline energy in this spot. A visitor told me she could see crystal energy spurting from the top of the mountain as we hiked together. I couldn't see it nor feel it then, and I don't feel it now. But, that is not to say that others cannot feel it. I wish I could. Maybe my energy talents lie within the painting process and allowing the energy to be captured on the canvas.

Work in process on location, Sedona, Arizona.
Photography courtesy of Pat Kaufmann

The camera on my phone is acting out so I don't have a full photo of the completed painting. It is too large for my scanner. I'll try to get a good photo of it and post it another time.

During the second painting session, a photographer passerby took photos of me painting. He was nice enough to send them to me via email. Thanks, Pat Kaufmann!

Packing up after a painting session on location.

Are you ready to bring home a piece of Sedona to your home or office? This painting would be good for any area or space where a visual slice of heaven could elevate the mood of anyone looking. It's a small painting, 9 x 12 inches, so it would fit into any small space, nook, or cranny like a kitchen, bathroom, den, living, bedroom, or wherever you can think of. Is this the perfect painting for your space? Email me at

Painting on location, en plein air, Courthouse Butte, Sedona, Arizona.
Braylee Rush

Tips for Purchasing Fine Art

When it comes to purchasing fine art, buy a piece that you love. If you connect strongly with a work of art, go ahead and consider purchasing it. The joy and happiness that this original work of art will give you will be immeasurable.

Imagine a space in your home or office where it might fit. And ask yourself some questions such as:
  1. Why do I like this piece?
  2. What does it remind me of?
  3. How do these colors make me feel?
  4. Overall, how does this piece make me feel?
  5. What location or room would this piece fit into?
  6. Would it make a great gift for someone special?

Braylee Rush
About the Author

Braylee Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, author, and creativity catalyst and consultant. She resides in Sedona, Arizona with her loving and efficient assistant, Sir Kitty. Her other websites and work are: Wisdom Painting for Self-Discovery, Igniting Your Intentions, Sedona Art Hikes, and Silver Graphic Design.

The faithful and willing
painting assistant,
Sir Kitty
Contact her today with commissions or requests for creative work, consultations, or one on one coaching sessions. She can help you delve into your creativity and come out with your own unique expression.


Inquiries about this en plein air acrylic landscape painting can be made through the contact page.

And, as always, I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

Until Next Week

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