It wasn't until I got to a certain area that I realized, "I've painted this before!" Memory triggers usually occur with sound or smell, but I had a very strong visual remembrance....take a look.
This is the section that triggered the memory:
Here's where it flashed me back to:
Flashback to 10 years ago, 200 hours of painting and many overnight stays in the art building. This is a 6 x 6 foot painting I created for my college thesis. Crazy, right?
Can you see the resemblance though and how Maria and Alex's painting would take me back in time?
|Close up of thesis painting|
I no longer paint like I did in college. I've simplified my process and technique to be much more time efficient and a tad bit tighter. I don't allow myself to see and paint every color of the rainbow like I did for this college painting...thus the 200 hour tag on it. I often wonder what this college thesis painting would look like if I painted it today. Would it be as interesting looking as it is now? How long would it take? Funny enough, I still have the printout of this piece, so maybe one day in my spare time I'll try my hand at a recreation. Ha! For now I'll just feel nostalgic while working on my current masterpiece.