I painted Lavender Fields upside down. I wasn’t upside down (thought that would be an interesting experience). The image that inspired the painting was upside down. It’s a technique to help you get out of your head and trust in the process of painting what you see. It’s actually quite amazing.
I remember throughout the painting process my train of thought was constantly challenged because you don’t turn your painting or the reference image upright until the painting is complete. So my inner monologue went something like this and literally repeated itself over and over until finally the analytical part of my brain gave up and embraced the process...
“is this right? It looks weird ... well, it’s what I see. Oh well, if it doesn’t work out - so what? It will be interesting to see how it turns out.”
(Then 5 minutes later)
“Really? Is this right? ... “
Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paint on Masonite Board
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Unframed (requires framing)
This artwork is unframed and requires framing.