This dissertation is an attempt to design an interpretation model for the comprehension of unconscious content in artworks, as well as to find painting techniques to free the unconscious mind, allowing it to be expressed through artwork. The interpretation model, still in its infancy, is ripe for further development. The unconscious mind is a fascinating subject - in art production as well as in many scientific fields. This hidden part of the mind, being the source of creativity, constitutes an important foundation for many possible and valuable inquiries in multiple areas of knowledge. In the present study, the unconscious is approached from an art-educational perspective. Unconscious phenomena were approached on both the theoretical and empirical levels. Different methods and ideas were used to stimulate the author's unconscious thinking while performing artwork analyses of three paintings: surrealist Salvador Dalí's (1904-1989) Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina; abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock?s (1912-1956) The Deep; and one painting by the author herself. This study allows the reader-viewer an intimate glimpse into the author's subjective painting experience and demonstrates the participation of the unconscious in an artwork's creation. The interpretations methodology constitutes an interpretation model suitable for other artists and art educators to follow.