Sunday, 2 August 2009

Sylvan Mystery!

The sylvan muse can inspire anywhere! Here is a little mystery for you to ponder ...

What do you think inspired/is the source of these two mysterious sylvan scenes? (They are not paintings). I'll be very interested to read your answers in comments!


The answer will be in my next blog post ...

(PS, I will be posting benches again on Fridays - I've had lots of other artistic activity to finish recently!)

18 comments:

Diane AZ said...

They do look like paintings of enchanted forests, but my guess is they had something to do with mud splashing on a smooth surface of a car...a bumper perhaps?

Barbara Martin said...

You have little pixies and elves in your forest that have become hidden because people don't believe anymore.

RuneE said...

Somehow the size and shape reminds me of a TV-screen, or perhaps the view seen through a car's front window (especially the first one). The views are from a back-lighted wood early in the morning or late at night.

Which of course means that I haven't a clue :-)

PS Absolutely no obligation regarding benches - but I'll look forward to next Friday! :-)

Phoenix C. said...

That is an interesting thought, Diane! There is certainly plenty of mud round here at the moment and especially on my car! I will look for an enchanted forest there, but that is not this one :)

Phoenix C. said...

That is a great idea for a story behind the forests, Barbara! Maybe I should write a little story to go with the next post!

Phoenix C. said...

They do look like TV screen or car windscreen shapes, RuneE! That is not their origin, though ...

I have always loved back-lit views of forests early in the morning or the evening, which is probably why I 'saw' these mysterious sylvan scenes where I did!

(Maybe there is a bench in the forest too - I must look :)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I have no idea! :)

Phoenix C. said...

The secret will be revealed at the next posting, Monica! :)

Bim said...

Very intriguing - I'm not getting very far either - I thought the background was something glossy-metally and then perhaps some rust...at least on the second one. But I don't think I've got very close to the truth.
Your apple/tennis ball comment over at mine made me laugh :)

Phoenix C. said...

You are right about the background, Bim! But there is no rust. (So it's not my car! :)

I've distorted the overall shape on the first one, and both have been darkened on Photoshop.

Prospero said...

Seems to be a distortion of one of your paintings.

Phoenix C. said...

No, Prospero, it is not one of my paintings!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I've studied them, but can't come up with a guess. It does remind me of one of your paintings though.

Phoenix C. said...

It's interesting Catherine, that they remind you, and Prospero, of my paintings - I suppose I see things in a certain way which I put into my paintings.

I have not 'created' these - just photographed something and manipulated it a bit on Photoshop!

This is fun! :)

Malyss said...

At first sight , I was thinking of the plaques of glass used to do old pictures in 19th century.Or maybe an ancient mirror.Then, looking more precisely, I thought about rust, or dry paint flowing from an old metal box.
Anyway, in the first picture I see a little white mushroom in front of the tree in the middle, and on the second picture, I see a wolf behind the midle tree, on the left..(This are already enchanted forets to me ! Ü)

Phoenix C. said...

The plaque of glass is an interesting idea, Malyss! The images are not made with any of these things, however ...

I can see the little white mushroom, and the wolf!

PERBS said...

I have no idea -- it is dark and mysterious and doesn't enlarge much. Looks like window panes at the end of a curved alley. Ü I do not see a wolf. . . but then I am blind. lol

Phoenix C. said...

I think the wolf has moved, PERBS! :) It does look a bit like window panes. I'll be posting the answer soon!