16/05/2009

Drawings and flaking paint

This is a photograph of that flaky paint I see from my bed - It's very different from the photographs I took very near the wall - I had the zoom on the camera as it is quite tiny from where I sit - no more than 3" As I stared at the wall while drinking my cup of tea I had the urge to draw what seemed like a figure emerging - luckily I keep a small sketchbook and pencils nearby for just these occasions

The figure at first seemed light and floating - a dancer maybe?
But then it became darker and more threatening - fleeing maybe - a phantom?

Then ghost like and shadowy - unsure of direction!

All this from a few flaking bits of paint!

13 comments:

BLACK AND WHITE said...

I just love the pictures. each one!

Anonymous said...

Ha! SO you are getting this out of your system... beats painting it the real way.

Char said...

love your intrepretations of the flaking paint - the dancer is my favorite.

Margaret Pangert said...

I like your varied perceptions! So human! As for me, I see an ice skater with that forward thrust to the body. The bottom point of view reminds me of floating Maypole ribbons.

lynne h said...

ohhhh... i love this... i keep meaning to draw a figure i see in the paint on our shower wall... every time i'm showering i see it and think how wonderful it is. now this... reminding me again.

Jeane said...

oh, okay, these really are drawings, except the first one of course - wonderful, wonderful each one!

Annie said...

Together, they make a dance.

Margaret Ryall said...

Inspiration to create sure does come from the oddest places. As an artist I often feel I do not explore my ideas enough through drawing. Your sketches from this one visual prompt illustrate what can happen when you give a "pencil" a chance.

Seth said...

Creativity knows no bounds. Each of your interpretations is so compelling.

Dianne Poinski said...

I love what you have created here!And to think you didn't even have to get out of bed! Can't wait to see more.

A rambling rose said...

I just love all your comments - thank you so much and i look forward to seeing all your creative outputs!

Shaun said...

Truly insightful... wonderful imagination.

kate said...

Love these drawings. I can so relate to being inspired by the mundane. Inspiration is everywhere. Art is everywhere.