Sunday, 12 September 2010

Keeping the World Straight

This is the painting I talked about in yesterday's post.

Keeping the World Straight


The day before yesterday, I was in the summerhouse reading a book of short stories by Stephen King. "Just before Sunset"
One of the stories inspired me to paint this picture. It told of a man who had seen some standing stones in a field . Upon closer inspection he saw faces in the stone and when he touched them, he heard voices. In this place the fabric between our universe and another was thin .. and as long as there were eight stones in the field.. it kept the world straight and free from monsters. Sometimes, though, the eighth stone disappeared.

Now that I've painted the scene, it can't disappear - and so the world is kept straight. I almost feel like Superman :lol:

I think I'll pop this in my permanent gallery Pat Elliott Paintings ... so we can all sleep at night :)

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture and excellent description, play perfectly the sense of
    Mehnir of concern, I am sending you a link of Sardinia, where you can see
    these artifacts exactly as he described S. King.
    Soon
    http://www.campu-tondu.com/Italiano--dintorni.phtml

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  2. Wow! Non ho mai conosciuto statue Menhir esistito - grazie tanto per il link, mi sono divertito guardando intorno. Ho amato in visita in Italia, quando più giovane, come ha fatto mi manca la tua bella isola? Sono così felice di vedere attraverso gli occhi! Ciao.

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  3. Looking through my pictures and my watercolors to live my land and especially my island, I hope .....
    Thanks

    Ciao Pat

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  4. How cool and creepy as you said on fb! I think you need to hang this in your bedroom since number 8 is always there, so that you can have good dreams!!

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  5. Lovely work. And I like the reasoning behind it. I was a Stephen King fan for many years until his work got too Sci-Fi for me. I never read the short stories. I think I might now!

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  6. I can give no answer to that!!

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  7. Yes, indeed, Franz.

    Glad you like it, Tonya.. but in the bedroom? I think near the computer :)

    Katherine, the short stories are very enjoyable and not all sci fi.

    Beryl, you're speechless? There's a first :lol:

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  8. I like it, Pat. Thanks for keeping the balance! :O)

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  9. Pat, I would try to send this to Stephen King or his publisher!

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  10. I like it. It's a strangely comforting scene since you shared the story, Pat.

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  11. Thanks, Christiane.. I wonder what they'd think? :)

    And thank you too, Candy.. I am glad you think so :) xx

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