I posted a painting of mine that was a work-in-progress on my facebook page and, I got quite a huge interest via comments, likes and private messages as a result of who the painting looked like at that stage
Which got me thinking…?
Do or can artists paint subconsciously?
Oh, and just in case you it wasn't obvious enough, the portrait was a look alike of David Beckham.
Now back to my query…
I googled, 'do painters paint subconsciously?' and, the only interesting thing I found was something about a subconscious painting workshop. The organizers made the claim that, at a subconscious level, we already know everything. And went on, to define subconscious painting as,
The act of freeing the artist from reality by allowing the artist to just paint on the object (i.e, the canvas) and focus on the object and, to paint based on intuition and to create based solely on the subject.
Extra ordinarily, I paint like that a lot and I must confess that some of my best abstract and surrealistic work have been as a result of subconsciously painting (going by the above definition).
So the answer to my query is a definite yes, because I can paint subconsciously too. Hopefully, I should be able to show you how I do it too.
Here's the finished painting by the way, which was painted in a sort of subconscious way…