Sunday, 3 April 2016

Pushing perspective with watercolour in Canterbury

They say “the camera never lies” although I think it is much more along the lines of. What – er, what do I think? A bit hard to nail but something along the lines of our brains have got very good at decoding photographs and particularly photographic images on screens. You can’t – for instance photograph the inside of a mask so that people without schizophrenia can see it’s the inside of a mask. Why? Our minds decode faces in a certain way.


You see, unless you are a schizophrenic – apparently, what you brain tells you is there and not what is actually there, although you brain knows or perhaps even when your brain knows that it’s wrong.


From where I was sitting sketching in Chocolate Café in Canterbury the mask on the window, dominates the view in a photograph.


However actually sitting at the table painting, what you actually see depends on where you are looking, and yet there is potential – in doing this – to make something which is what? An optical illusion, an artistic error, I don’t know really.  



Anyway a sketch of Canterbury that I will endeavour to finish off, if I get the chance.   

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