Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sidewalk Lunch

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I should have named this my upside down painting because I painted it from a photo turned upside down.  I've been hearing that it's a good exercise to paint an image upside down as it frees you from over thinking the image and you look at shapes vs subject matter if that makes sense.  I loved the exercise and I made it all the way to the end without peaking although it was really hard not to cheat. There were also nice surprises when I turned it right side, number one - the people looked like people and all their parts were in the right places, number two - I never saw the baseball cap the girl was wearing until turned right side up.  Great fun, I recommend trying an upside down painting at least once.

Due to the limitations and inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual painting but I work to get the best likeness possible.

(C) Deborah A. Kirkeeide


  1. Looks great! I think I will try that.

  2. Thanks Connie, it's great fun and worth the try.