It becomes a problem, sometimes, to understand all that appears to go on. I don’t know if the nocturnal wanderings I appear to take are real of if they are just lucid dreams or astral travel, but in these times I seem to be able to bound and soar over blurry vistas. The painting is as I imagine I am, just becoming a part of of the earth. I did go through a period where if I looked in mirrors I could actually see a change happening, and my appearance would definitely alter into something like a “Wookie”. Are there such things as weresimians? For a period of almost two years I could not abide mirrors in my house. I spoke to my shrink about it, but all he did was make copious notes and prescribe Allegron D, and more ECT. He also was kind enough to say it was probably just a trick of the light; if so the light played tricks many times. I do like to walk in the bush at night, and to stand for hours absorbing it, and it me. I have also awoken to find small animals like rabbits in the house, but I think that must be my cats. The only time I did awake covered in blood was when I fell asleep with a box cutter in my pocket, which is a practice I don’t recommend. This painting is oil on board, approx 30 cm x 50 cm. Of course, everybody could be right, and I am simply insane!


blood, werewolf, astral


  • Ciska
    Ciskaabout 5 years ago

    Your stories are so sad, and yet somehow I understand your dreams. You draw me to your eyes!!!!

  • Dearest Ciska you are a mystical person, and I do really think you can understand. My eyes have been a blessing and a curse. Anyone who has ever loved me was drawn to my eyes.

    – Peter Searle ( the Elder )

  • Vestque
    Vestqueabout 5 years ago

    Wow, what a story! I like this painting, definitely can make out the eyes. The little red strokes on the bottom I can’t help but see as flowers, so it adds much dimension. I like it.

  • Peter Searle ( the Elder )
    Peter Searle (...about 5 years ago

    Thank you Vestque. The little red flowers are lantana ( or supposed to be ) and in the moonlight they are red. The strange thing is that red blood in moonlight appears quite black. I’m very pleased you like it.

  • Lorna Gerard
    Lorna Gerardabout 5 years ago

    To me this is such a beautiful work, I love the dreamy colours and the tree of life and the haunting eyes with sweet red flowers at the base. I see alot of healing in this work.

  • Peter Searle ( the Elder )
    Peter Searle (...about 5 years ago

    Thank you Lorna. That’s an extremely kind thing to say. I don’t know how I feel about the painting. Sometimes strange things happen, and I have to go with the flow or begin seeking professional help again, which isn’t really part of my agenda, as even if I am crazy I’d rather not have people poking about in my head again, and prefer to just let it come out in my painting and writing. _ Peter

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    Congratulations, your Wolfy image has been

  • What a fantastic thing to happen! Thank you dawndavies. To be honest I didn’t even think it would be accepted, so a feature was too much to hope for. I’m extremely thrilled and appreciative. Thanks again

    – Peter Searle ( the Elder )

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2about 5 years ago

    congrats on your feature :)

  • It was great news! Thank you Dawnsky2

    – Peter Searle ( the Elder )

    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 5 years ago

    This painting has great atmosphere, I can see eyes that look so far away and a beautiful magical tree in this……..anna : )

    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 5 years ago

    oh ! congrats on the feature too Peter ! I meant to type that but got carried away looking at your painting !….anna : )

  • Dear Anna you’re the first to notice the tree, but then again you’re an expert on all things ‘treeish’. It was great to be featured, and quite unexpected. Truly pleased you like the work

    – Peter Searle ( the Elder )

  • yellowbee
    yellowbeeabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations of the feature!!…this is just hauntingly beautiful
    I like how the gold specks are contrasted again the blue hue..(:

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