1. Take inspiration from your dreams: Surrealism often draws inspiration from the subconscious mind, so try keeping a dream journal and using your dreams as a starting point for your paintings. Pay attention to recurring themes or symbols in your dreams and incorporate them into your artwork.
  2. Combine unexpected elements: Surrealism is all about incorporating unexpected elements to create a sense of disorientation or confusion. Try combining objects or images that don’t typically belong together, like a fish with a human face or a clock melting in the desert.
  3. Use symbolism and metaphor: Surrealism often incorporates symbols and metaphors to convey deeper meanings or emotions. Think about what you want your painting to communicate and use symbolism to convey that message in a visually striking way.
  4. Play with scale and perspective: Surrealism often distorts scale and perspective to create a sense of unease or disorientation. Try playing with the size of objects or using unusual angles to create a sense of depth or movement in your paintings.