Creating A Quick Sketch Of A Dream Using A Palette Knife

in art •  6 months ago

We all have dreams, from when we are children to now. Our dreams may change over time, as we grow, as our environment changes, as our circumstances flow from one state to another. Each person is different and each of us experience a variety of dreams through our lifetime.

I am a dreamer, I like to imagine the world in many forms and my favourite being the surrealist style. One of these dreams inspired me to paint, so I made a quick sketch on canvas to express this picture that was in my mind.

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I used oil paint and a palette knife to create the painting and then I used small brushes to retouch some small details.

My first task was to paint the layout by adding the mountains, river and the skyline full of clouds. I then worked out the best way to place the swing and the shape of the girl on the swing.

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I wanted to show the girl enjoying flying, with the wind playing with her hair and her dress. When I developed the sketch further to add more detail, it was difficult to figure out how the girls toes dipping into the water would interact. I wanted to show her feet causing waves in the water as I imagined it in my dream.

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I love using the palette knife to add many colours directly onto the canvas, mixing the colours together on the canvas. The strokes look raw, bold and the thick layers of paint create the “impasto” effect in the painting.

Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface in very thick layers, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture; the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas - Wikipedia

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(“Impasto” effect on cloud)

So here you have the final result: a girl flying through the air on a swing, going towards a rainbow, while her feet caress the water below, making a connection with the earth.

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I know what this painting means to me, as it is a reflection of my dream, but does it connect with you in anyway?

I have shared my dreams here, what are yours?

Exploration can happen on the inside as well as the outside. We can travel to a new location, but we can also have some interesting journeys when we travel through our dreams.

Thank you for taking time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed it !
@livvu

If you liked this post, you can find my other recent posts here:
A short clip of me painting via @DLive
What I did last weekend when not painting
Chasing the dragon
A view from 2006
Something about my experience of depression

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interesting journey indeed! your gift shows in your work. i did enjoy.. and will continue to enjoy them.

very very good! surreal!

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It is so kind that you gave your great encouragement ! Thank you very much @dillagr !!

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your work deserves to be liked!

there are stuff that don't, and yours is definitely not one of those.

Great Colors!

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Thank you @across-the-moon !!

did you draw this picture?
it is wonderful! I love this painting <3

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you are so skilled! i like that <3

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Thanks em !

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dạ không có gì đâu ạ, nhưng c vẽ đẹp thật đấy, vẽ là công việc của chị luôn hay chỉ là đam mê thôi ạ?

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Hiện giờ chỉ là đam mê thôi em. Chị vẫn chưa thể dành thời gian cho việc vẽ nhiều được

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c vẽ đẹp vậy sao không thử làm việc trong lĩnh vực này

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đang phát triển từ từ em

Beautiful @livvu! I love palette knife paintings :)

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I'm glad that you like it. Thank you @midlet !!

bức tranh này đẹp thật, em có quen 1 cậu e trai cũng đam mê nghệ thuật như chị. nó cũng hay vẽ tranh kiểu này, lúc mới vẽ nhìn buồn cuoief mà.khi nó vẽ xong thì cứ như là tuyệt tác ý

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Cảm ơn em. Quá trình vẽ giống như quá trình tiến hóa vậy đó :-)

tất cả đều là chị vẽ ạ :o woeew

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Đúng rùi em !

Wowww. 👏👏👏

You are so good

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Thank you @tongha

ôi,thực sự là 1 tác phẩm tuyệt vời.ước gì em có thể làm như chị

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Cảm ơn em !!

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em đợi ngày chị viết lại bài

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Thanks em! Tháng qua chị bận nhiều việc, sắp viết lại rồi em

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em chỉ đợi chị viết lại bài thôi :)) nhanh nha chị

Wah đẹp quá và em được @curie vote cho!
Congrats

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Thank you very much @resteemable

bức tranh đẹp quá

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Cảm ơn @kaitokiva nhé !

những bức tranh thật tuyệt

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Cảm ơn em!

chị tự vẽ đấy à chị ?

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Đúng rùi em

một thời e cũng học vẽ các thứ . xong lại bỏ cuộc :((((

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Chị học hát và đàn cũng bỏ cuộc, em thử xem em hợp với loại hình nào khác.

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chắc c hát hay lắm nhở :3 eo ơi , thich vậyyyy

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Hát dở nên mới bỏ cuộc em :D

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kakakak . tin đc ko :o hát ko hay sao lại đi học hát đc :p

That's a really beautiful fantasy dream. The painting is amazing

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Thank you very much @yaaa

Đẹp quá c ơi.

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Thanks em @hamham !!

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Ngưỡng mộ c quá

bức tranh rất đẹp

ui chị gái dc con curation vote kìa, bài viết chất lượng đó

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Lần đầu được ah, thanks em!

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Chị chuyen viết về 1 chủ đề có bọn bot chuyên săn bài chất lượg xog chị đăng bài nào cx dc thế luôn

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Ukie em!

Aw, I love such artwork. Anything that has been captured by the dream has a certain magical quality to it. This one certainly has it. :) Wonderful choice of colors and the impasto effect is just right. I love how you added water ripples - it makes the whole image much more dynamic!

Thanks so much for sharing and cheers!
Dm7

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Thank you very much @dm7 I'm glad you like it!

Hola @livvu, muy buen post, eres muy buena artista, me pasa igual con los sueños, que muestran imágenes especiales. He pintado algunos, es bueno saber que hay otras personas que le pasan lo mismo. saludos!

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Thank you @francisftlp !!