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!

grrl+dog 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.