Smooth brush strokes to show calm. Illusion of a moment of clarity, calming moments. Planned to cover with a poem about monsters under the bed, and also screaming imagery.
Was considered to be an unfinished piece, but was then encouraged during Studio Crit to leave it as it is, and possibly paint a couple more like it to show the brief time between the nightmares and mental suffering. Plan to make a few more to experiment with writing and layering imagery on top.