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When Your Vision Isn't Reality

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” Frida Kahlo
Imagination is a curious thing. Children can see faceless eyes peeking, ferocious animals lurking, gangly hands grasping, and scary faces peering in the woods when they are frightened.
Well, as artists, it should work the same way. Things in your painting can transform as you visualize what they can become, and this is heavily reliant on your emotion at the time when you paint.
There is a certain ebb and flow, a give and take, between emotions and the artist's eye. You can have a vision at the beginning, but it doesn't always work out.
Was it for the better? For the worse?
Maybe it's time to check and make sure the vision you have matches the emotions when you paint. That way emotions and the artist's eye can work together rather than being at odds.
Hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop CC using the Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.
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