A Painting a Day for 30 Days – Day #8

A Painting a Day for 30 Days – Day #8

Automatic Painting

Automatic drawing was invented and used by many of the surrealists as a means of expressing the subconscious. Thought to be freed from rational control, this method was supposed to give a peek into the individuals psyche, although most admitted that a combination of unconscious and conscious methods were used. In this painting I have started without a plan of sorts, just wet my brush with thin paint and started with lines. Since most of my work is figurative , a body always comes forth when I am doodling without thinking. At least that’s what I see. So here it is:

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Daily painting, painting a day, Jessica Ballantyne, Jessica Ballantyne Artist, automatic drawing, surrealist techniques, surreal, surrealism, distortion, distorted body, soft body, melting body, body abstraction, line painting, contemporary artist, uk artists, south African artists

So go on and give automatic painting a try and post it to my Facebook page 🙂

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