Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mag 127, 7/22/12, No Pause

                                                           Figure Eight, 1952, by Franz Kline
     
                                                  The instructor gave us  8 seconds.
                                               " This is all about gestures and important elements."
                                               I thought about recent events in my life.
                                               " Ready? you can look around and capture
                                              someone or something here- or pull an image
                                               from life.  Set?        -GO!"
                                               I don't know why I chose black, But I pushed
                                               the thick brush down, slurped it out of the pot.
                                               Then my dark haired brother appeared
                                               in his tux, standing hands clasped in front of
                                               the pine and spruce; in my parents side yard.

16 comments:

undercaws.com said...

I don't know why...but the image you describe at the end brought up a laugh immediately. Maybe it's that you drew such an elaborate image from the prompt. I enjoyed the read.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i can see it...now that you point it out...interesting what we see in the swirls....really cool take on this...

zongrik said...

you don't know why you chose black, but the instructor probably doesn't know why he chose 8

dark feathers dead crows

Tess Kincaid said...

I can see him! My college art days flash before me here...

Other Mary said...

Ah, nice! I saw the face of a woman and dog in profile.

Grace said...

Interesting images you drew here...I am trying to figure out his shape in the side yard ~

Linda said...

I did enjoy this expression of an expression, you've composed Izzy, dressed to the nines as well, or maybe dressed to the 8's???? Delightful. Thank you.

Laurie Kolp said...

I love this... and what an imagination!

Kathe W. said...

a poem dressed to a Tee!

Berowne said...

At times a Rohrschach can be a raw shock...

Lyn said...

Wonderful painting you're doing..it really does come alive!

Karen S. said...

Now that you point it out, it works for me as well!

Jinksy said...

Marks on paper can often turn out to be magic...

sharplittlepencil.com said...

I've seen several takes on this pic, but yours is marvelous, Izzy. First, the setting of an art class, as if you are doing the actual painting. Then there's the ready-set-go, the choice of color, and the description of your brother, which I immediately picked out.

This pic is open to interpretation, but yours really rocked! Love, Amer

Bee's Blog said...

You paint, you see! And you made us see.

Lydia said...

Well, of course that's what I'm looking at!