Bizarre Interpretations

10th November 2023 Beena


Hello, I was not ready to write for nearly two weeks. However, this morning, I received bizarre comments about my painting🀣🀣🀣🀣.


This is a chair in my living room. I love to watch the shadows cast on the wall and the chair by the morning sun while I sip my coffee. One of my friends thought the shadow was a hat; another thought it was a plate with something piled on top. The most bizarre was someone thought he saw cockroaches🀨🀨. Another saw a spaceship landing 😊. Anyway, many were confused😞😞😞😞. I wish I had included the table lamp. Then, it would have been much more understood. But then, I am not a talented artist to draw everythingπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.


I painted this with acrylic paint. I wish I had used grey for all the shadows to avoid that impression of cockroaches. Nevertheless, the comments helped me understand what to do in my next painting. Learning never endsπŸ€—, and today’s comments did that for me. Many, however, loved the sunrays and shadowsπŸ™πŸ˜Š. Please continue to post your comments that would help me improve my artπŸ™πŸ˜Š.

11 thoughts on “Bizarre Interpretations

  1. I stand guilty of one of the bizarre interpretations πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I actually thought the chair was a hat!
    You can say that your painting has become abstract without meaning it to be. A first! Nothing to do with whether you’re talented or not, which, by the way, you are. The fact that it generated so many amusing comments makes it rather special and far more interesting.

    1. I felt happy with the bizarre comments. To create an interest from my art is something I love to do every friday.😊😊

  2. I think the artist allowing the audiance to have a field day lending interpretations to their own imaginations is simply wonderful…Beena, you stick to your intent we’ll enjoy going wild with our fantasies apologies on either side! Loved all the ideas ..

  3. I regret I thought it was a very good abstract / surreal hat and particularly liked the shadows. Cockroaches πŸ€¨πŸ€” harsh. I thought it was very much in the style of a favourite artist of ours who was a great friend of my husband , David Inshaw.

  4. Dear Berna,

    Please dont thjnk you have to use grey for the shadows.. that takes the creativity out of your people expect green for leaves, brown for tree trunk etc.. then there is no imagination or creativity.

    The fact that people were puzzled..had their own interpretation of the image all speak of the fact that they actually observed your painting with interest..even though perplexed perhaps ..and that’s what art should do..make people look, observe, interpret etc..

  5. Hi Beena,
    Initially I was confused as to what you wanted to convey.
    But then, mention of sunrays gave me a clearer view.
    The greenery on the back gives it an exquisite look.
    The bizarre explanations – well that just shows how different we are.

  6. Beena, you have skillfully infused shades of leafy , creating a calming masterpiece that evokes a sense of serenity and connection to nature, brightening your day with its soothing beauty.

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