14/05/2009

Taking photographs or redecorating?

I lie in bed in the morning with my cup of tea (not every morning but whenever I can) and stare at this ........
It hovers in the dim light cast from the window and seems to resemble a small cross carved into the wall - it fascinates me! I got my camera out this morning thinking I would explore the image further

Guess what - I started finding bits of paint flaking off in all sorts of corners
They kind of remind me of Lucio Fontana's work

This last one is my favorite - I feel it will become a drawing!

Perhaps I should STOP taking photographs and do a bit of REDECORATING!

14 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

The line of that last one is great! Funny how we find things like this. I see a figure in one of our doors. Maybe I better tkae a photo of it and see if it will work in a painting!

Jeane said...

the drawing is fabulous and BONUS for the pealing paint - if I started photographing the corners of my bedroom? I would find cobwebs! which I suppose with the right mind set could be interesting....

Char said...

I love cracked and peeling paint. Beautiful

Margaret Ryall said...

This is evidence that we can find art in anything. Your post made me laugh because I am always finding pleasure in the oddest bits and pieces in my environment. When I point them out my friends look at me oddly but you would get it!

Wild Somerset Child said...

Go for the photographs every time! (And I do hope you are well - I've been away and to able to read posts for a while.)

Jo Horswill said...

To see the beauty in these time worn cracks of peeling paint and then to contemplate creatation from the simple wonder of it all, really captures my heart....looking forward to seeing your drawings, but very happy to be gazing at these images and reading your thoughts about it all...

Margaret Pangert said...

I like that last one, too. Either a seated female nude with her back to the viewer or a violin with the large crack arching down the center front.

I think it's good to go with a distraction, may become something very creative.

Jeane said...

oh, okay, so that is not a drawing! HA! it's the paint peeling? LOL

grrl+dog said...

Maybe it is a portal to another world, another secret place where all your thoughts bloom and dreams dream you...

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I love the last ohoto! Why not find our art in peeling paint, cobwebs and puddles...it all begins simply!

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

I'm for the painting and the drawing....nevermind the redecorating......what will you look at from your bed if you redecorate?

Bill Evertson said...

I love it! My wife has been looking at me a bit strange since I've been spending so much time taking photos of crumpled tissue paper littering our dining room table. Now I can point to an artist who appreciates the peeling paint on her walls :)

Marjojo said...

There is something so fascinating about things splitting open and revealing what’s inside, underneath, held in, or, teasing us and withholding. This will be a great starting point for drawings, I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll do.
Those slides your father took – their faults are in retrospect their strengths. I like the top one esp., where the figure seems to materialise out of her environment, or is the environment claiming her? Best of luck with your assessment!

A rambling rose said...

Hi everyone and thanks for all your insightful comments
Jeanne - wish I could make a drawing like that photo! And whatever happened to cobwebs - don't seem to find them like I did 20 years back and my Grannie used to have fabulous ones in her farmhouse
Margaret I love your imagination
Grrl - only YOU could come up with a portal - ohhhhh!
Janette - yes you have a point there!
Marjojo - you've got me hooked!
Bill - oh that's why I live on my own then?
Blue Sky - yes puddles and reflections and cobwebs (especially those silvery dewy ones) are inspiring
Jo - look forward to hearing your comments on the drawings