How do I unsee the Robot in this Door Painting?- 37 in the 4950 Series

Robot door painting of a Door in School lane Buckingham, part of the old school building.37 Robot Door- Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8 x 17.8cm

Do you see a robot in this door painting?

You know how when you see something, it’s really hard not to see it? Sometines in a painting, you see something unintentional. Like in this door painting. The only trouble is, once you’ve seen it, you can’t unsee it. The initial impression on your mind takes over and it’s always there.

When I started painting number 37 in the 4950 series I ended up with this image at the end of the first day.

Paintnig in progress of a door.37 Robot Door - WIP -Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic  - 17.8x17.8cm - £154
37 Robot Door – WIP -Cathy Read – ©2018 – Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8×17.8cm – £154

I see eyes, sticky up “hair” and it reminds me of Wall-e though for the life of me, I don’t know why. Or maybe it’s some other robot from an animated series. It’s the yellowy white dots and an active imagination.

Here’s the finished door painting.

Painting of a Door in School lane Buckingham, part of the old school building.37 Robot Door- Cathy Read - ©2018 - Watercolour and Acrylic - 17.8 x 17.8cm - £154

37 Robot Door- Cathy Read – ©2018 – Watercolour and Acrylic – 17.8 x 17.8cm – £154

With further painting and the removal of the masking, there is a door there, but that robot’s still in there. I’ve tried closing my eyes, distracting myself, but nope. I can still see him and he’s taunting me…

How can I unsee it now? Help!

If you fancy guessing where he is, you can check out a former learning establishment in Buckingham. It’s good and clear on google Streetview for none locals. Answer in the next post.

Answer: The Dormer Windows of 36 are in Manor Street, Buckingham

37 Robot Door is part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here.

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