Over the next few months I'll be painting a full deck of 52 playing cards in their 'reverse colour'. I'll pick the cards one by one at random from a shuffled deck and keep going until the deck is complete. The series is inspired by a 1949 psychology experiment by Bruner and Postman called ‘On the Perception of Incongruity: A Paradigm’. ⠀
Each painting is a one-off unique work. The ‘digital’ aspect of the watercolour means it's hand-painted on an iPad Pro, in software that mimics the process of watercolour painting - its illusory quality was perfect for the series. Follow me on instagram for updates on each new painting and purchase through my online shop to reserve a future random 'reverse colour' card. Once ordered I'll be in touch to advise on waiting times.
Misdirection Series: Reverse Colour Cards
Misdirection Series: Reverse Colour Cards, 2021⠀
Digital watercolour on Permajet Museum Heritage (310gsm)⠀
29.7 x 21 cms ⠀
These are examples of paintings from the series. On ordering you will join the purchasers list and be assigned a card drawn at random from a shuffled deck of playing cards. For further information please see the description below.
The work will be sent direct from A.R. Hopwood's studio within 30 days of order.