Painting: Rorschach 3 — On the Lake

Rorschach 3, On the Lake, acrylic on 11″ x 14″ Bristol paper, May 12, 2012

Frequent readers of this blog have probably noticed that it’s usually all “non-representational abstraction” all up in here.  Well not today!  This one is representational abstraction!  Woo!  It is supposed to be something.  It’s a line of trees on a lake shore, reflected in the lake.  But it’s also one of my “Rorschachs”, and so is as wide open to all different interpretations as is always the case on this blog.  🙂

This is my second attempt at this.  “Don’t eat that bug!” was the first.  Both were inspired by Marina Kanavaki‘s “Between the lines” — but this time I got what I was going for!

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10 responses to “Painting: Rorschach 3 — On the Lake

  1. Nice going Charlie! I see all you describe …and more. My thoughts are shrlbrtmnprtrelitz ovlimintershonic vrecler… or [in human language] I love it!

    • Thank you! 🙂 Oh, I thought that was you transliterating Greek somehow… I wrote an essay like that once… 🙂 “Iskar voodilg maldalga” it was called.

  2. Jim

    It’s amazing how well those trees work as trees, given what they are!

  3. This time they really look like trees ! Can’t mistake it for chocolate everytime 🙂 ! Good one!

  4. I definitely see the lake, water and reflection in this piece. Great work on this piece. The colors are beautiful! Did you paint the sky and water seperately before or after folding the piece? I wondered since they appear to be two different colors.

    Well done! After seeing this, I want to be on a lakeshore. 🙂

    • Thank you! Yes I did paint the lake and sky background first. That’s when I realized this was a representational abstraction. 🙂 You know, I was thinking of lakes in Northern Minnesota when I painted this.

      • If anything can inspire creativity, beauty, and art, it’s the Great Lakes and the surrounding area. It’s such a lovely area. 🙂

  5. My daughter just told me it looks like a fish! 🙂 Eye on the right, tail on the left.

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