The Painting by SusiQ ()
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This is my entry into the Renderosity June Challenge. The theme is 'Can you see it?' A picture within a picture...
Come on, word artists, show the photographers and visual artists just how great writers are at imagery!!!
I paused at the illuminated painting in the airconditioned gallery.
The swirls of various colour on the black background were intriguing and made me very quiet inside..... at first.
Then they began screaming, louder and more obvious.
My sight started spinning round and round along with the arcs of pattern till I staggered and stumbled into someone beside me. A hard grip steadied me and I took a deep breath and mumbled a quiet word of thanks to my partner. I gripped his arm then focused on the painting again.
"It's quite disturbing isn't it?" Mark's voice nudged my senses.
"Mmmm, hang on a bit. I need to see this a bit longer if that's ok?" I was being drawn deeper into the picture again but this time I had an anchor.
"No problem," and Mark reached out to a passing waiter and grabbed a scotch on the rocks.
The patterns swirled like before but I was prepared and held on. They steadied and opened up a glorious world before me, deep, deep inside the canvas. A couple strolling along in a field of multicoloured, bobbing poppys turned into a murky rainbow of gas floating on water.
The picture changed again.
This time into Mark lying on a bedspread of many colours. His face was full of love and in his hand was an open golden box containing a delicate diamond ring. A glimpse of joy filled his expression before the colours swirled again into a shining jingle of a child's cot mobile.....
I inhaled deeply and broke the spell of the painting.
Turning to Mark I smiled... "Yes."
He frowned at me in query. "Yes, what?"
"This is the one I want and yes, so are you." my heart overflowed as he joyfully realised I was answering his question from the previous night.
My answer was within the painting.