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cornishwoman
02-04-2013, 03:27 PM
I finished this a few days ago but no one can see what I painted. I have had comment's like, river bed,bunch of pebbles, any one see what I painted! Not that it really matters but just out of interest:)

gremlin
02-04-2013, 03:38 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I see an animal. Of course, since I'm a dog lover, it is reminiscent of a dog.....

sonja
02-04-2013, 04:49 PM
dragonfly comes to mind when I see this piece. Regardless of what you painted, I like the fact it's made people guess and I love the colours.

Angela
02-04-2013, 07:23 PM
First I thought I saw a turtle, but then when I tried to see a turtle, I couldn't! Same thing with a butterfly.
I even tried squinting at it and blurring my vision , but the more I try,the more I don't see. :blink:

pinokeeo
02-05-2013, 01:05 AM
There are many possibilities in this painting. When I first looked at it, I thought it was a busy freeway.

However it has an eye and a heart. I think it's a wizard.

cornishwoman
02-05-2013, 12:39 PM
That's interesting as I saw what every one mentioned. Pinokeeo was nearest,its a girl,the elongated parts at the top of the painting is her hair,the heart is a broach.I hope you can see her now I have shaded the out line of her face in .

gma2rjc
02-05-2013, 01:17 PM
I thought it was a combination of meats and vegetables - all unwrapped and laying next to each other.

Like Sonja said, I like the fact that everyone sees something different. It's fun when a picture makes you have to think.

I can see the girl, now that you pointed it out.

Cool picture!

Barb

gremlin
02-05-2013, 01:24 PM
I can see it now also. I guess I just didn't expect blue/green hair. I thought that part was the grass and sky behind the subject.

pinokeeo
02-05-2013, 09:29 PM
I knew there was an eye, but of course now I can see the whole face and shoulders.

Nice, nice work. I love that this made us all think a little bit differently.

ValerieMorgan
02-06-2013, 10:13 PM
Making people guess and aware of what you painted makes you an effective artist. It's a good start. Anyway, I saw earth's elements, water, air, fire, land!

gma2rjc
02-06-2013, 11:01 PM
It would be interesting to see how much this painting would go for in an art gallery or where other great paintings are sold. It really is interesting and fun to look at.

If you ever decide to make prints of it cornishwoman, let us know. I'd love to have a copy of it hanging in my living room.

Barb

cornishwoman
02-07-2013, 12:26 PM
I will and thank you for the compliment,that's a gift to me.

cornishwoman
02-07-2013, 12:32 PM
I can see it now also. I guess I just didn't expect blue/green hair. I thought that part was the grass and sky behind the subject.
I know what you mean,my youngest daughter chops and changes her hair colour all the time,you never know if your living with a martian or a vampire some days,maybe that's where I got the idea for the hair colour from.:laughing::laughing:

cornishwoman
02-07-2013, 12:36 PM
First I thought I saw a turtle, but then when I tried to see a turtle, I couldn't! Same thing with a butterfly.
I even tried squinting at it and blurring my vision , but the more I try,the more I don't see. :blink:
If I turn it upside down I can see the turtle,maybe I will hang it that way for a change now and again,change is good:laughing::laughing:

Angela
02-07-2013, 02:56 PM
If I turn it upside down I can see the turtle,maybe I will hang it that way for a change now and again,change is good:laughing::laughing:
I'm on my tablet at the moment. When I get my computer back (I've loaned it to my in-laws since theirs crapped out suddenly. I'll take mine back once they have fixed or replaced theirs) I will try to outline the turtle I found. That is the cool thing about your painting. You have done it in such a way that it seems we all see something in it that we like!

Angela
02-14-2013, 02:16 PM
I will try to outline the turtle I found.

I'm not very good at this. Don't be offended!
I labelled my horrible outlines. Hopefully you can understand what I saw!!! :laughing:
7250

I am embarassed to hit the submit button. But I am going to do it anyway.....

pinokeeo
02-14-2013, 06:18 PM
That's pretty cool, but you forgot his tail.:whistling2::laughing:

Angela
02-14-2013, 07:21 PM
I was having a hard enough time controlling my mouse to try giving an idea of what I saw. Don't expect miracles!!!!!!!:laughing:

cornishwoman
02-15-2013, 10:27 AM
Your spot on:thumbup: ,that's exactly how I see the turtle,well tortoise,cant make up my mind which it is .

gammykatie
03-13-2013, 11:22 PM
you are a very talented artist....... I think what I like most about this post is your presentation.... you asked people to look at something and think about it... not just - look at what I did. It really got people to think about what they were seeing....
We all need to stop and look at things a little more closely now and again.

Thanks for the experience and showing us your wonderful painting.

cornishwoman
03-16-2013, 08:39 AM
Thank you. That's exactly what I had in mind. A lot of what I paint is not obvious,I don't mean it to be like that,I would love to be able to paint in a way that the person looking at a painting I have done gets the subject matter right away but it rarely seems to happen that way.It took a lot of courage for me to post any paintings on the forum.

gma2rjc
03-16-2013, 11:05 AM
Wait.... you have more of these? LET'S SEE 'EM! :laughing:

Seriously though, I think everyone has enjoyed this picture. We'd love to see more of what you've done.

Barb

cornishwoman
03-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Well not quite the same as the pebble face.This one has been done quite a few years. I haven't had any one understand what its about. It would be interesting to hear comment's as to what you think the subject matter is.

pinokeeo
03-18-2013, 02:29 PM
It looks to me like the three sisters under the moon. I see hats and bowed heads.

cornishwoman
03-19-2013, 10:47 AM
Your on the right track.

gammykatie
03-19-2013, 01:36 PM
I see three workers planting, honoring mother earth.

cornishwoman
03-25-2013, 10:07 AM
You were both on the right track. The painting is a remembrance to my grandmother and her 2 sisters,they taught me what I know about gardening. The painting's called , "planting by the moon". They didn't dress up in cloaks and big sunhats and creep around at night planting seeds,that's just my imagination. They firmly believed there was a time to plant and a time not to . Their idea, which is an old idea is to plant seeds by the lunar phases. Seeds will absorb the most water at the times of the full moon,just as the moon pulls the tides in the ocean,it also pulls the moisture in the soil which rises and that encourages germination and growth.I just wanted to paint some thing in her remembrance.

pinokeeo
03-25-2013, 02:52 PM
That's amazing. I have a friend who plants by the moon. I had forgotten about that. She says it's all in the Farmer's Almanac.

Angela
03-25-2013, 07:11 PM
That is wonderful!

gma2rjc
03-25-2013, 07:32 PM
That's beautiful cornishwoman.

It's funny that you talk about planting by the phases of the moon. I was just reading a little bit about that yesterday in a "Foxfire" book I was thinking about buying online. I think it was on Amazon . com where they let you preview a book before you buy it. Very interesting facts.

Here's the title and link...
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living

http://www.amazon.com/The-Foxfire-Book-Dressing-Moonshining/dp/0385073534/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364257807&sr=8-2&keywords=foxfire+books+set (http://www.amazon.com/The-Foxfire-Book-Dressing-Moonshining/dp/0385073534/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1364257807&sr=8-2&keywords=foxfire+books+set)


Barb

pinokeeo
03-25-2013, 09:02 PM
Sounds like an interesting book.

gma2rjc
03-25-2013, 10:11 PM
There's a whole series of books - but they're pretty pricey. And the kids at that school, in the Appalachians, put out a magazine a couple times a year. All about how the people there got by without modern conveniences.

It sure would be neat to know how to do things the way they did.

Barb

pinokeeo
03-25-2013, 11:29 PM
I have a book about ancient contrivances. You should see some of the stuff in there. It talks about making your own knives, building wheelbarrows from barnwood, building root cellars, and lots of other stuff.

And I grew up in Appalachia. You'd think I'd already know this stuff.:laughing:

Briar Rose
04-03-2013, 08:12 PM
I just went right to the picture and the first thing I thought of is a cat. Then I read the posts, and everyone saw different things. But then when you highlighted certain parts, those are just what I saw the first time.

You are VERY talented by the way. I think that more is going with your art than mights the eye! I think there are messages in this style.

:thumbup:

downrightart
04-21-2013, 03:00 PM
Very nice!


I thought it was a combination of meats and vegetables - all unwrapped and laying next to each other.



Barb

Gracious! This statement cracked me up for some reason. Maybe I have just been gone too long and wanted another laugh from Barb. :laughing:

gma2rjc
04-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Very nice!

Gracious! This statement cracked me up for some reason. Maybe I have just been gone too long and wanted another laugh from Barb. :laughing:

I really should wear my reading glasses every time I sit down here in front of the computer. :laughing:

Welcome back Tracy! It's good to see you!

Barb

rachrob
08-07-2013, 06:25 AM
The first thing I saw was a butterfly wing - like a super close up of part of a wing. Then I thought I saw a flower - Then I noticed the eyes.... Either way, it is really beautiful and pleasing to look at

Coolzow
11-25-2013, 09:35 AM
Nice!