As an equine enthusiast, I grew up loving Bev Doolittle’s paintings. Growing up around horses, and still riding today, I love looking at her paintings of wild horses.
The way she’s able to capture a horse’s curious eyes, flowing tail and delicate but muscular frame, has always captivated me. Recently, I came across her painting, Pintos, and learned one of her specialties is a “camouflaged technique.”
In the description of the painting on ArtUSA.com, Bev says, “I was observing a small group of chestnut horses in a grassy meadow when I became aware that they were observing me. This seemed like an interesting situation for a painting. I also thought it would be fun to have the horses observing you, the viewer, before you could find the horses! So I began to think of ways to camouflage them. The chestnut horses became pintos, and the grassy meadow turned into a backdrop of rocks and snow.”
It’s pretty incredible. Can you spot the 5 horses? Share with friends and see if they can spot them too!
When you look at this drawing, what do you see? A duck? A bunny? Or both?
This optical illusion first appeared in a German magazine in 1892 with the title “Kaninchen und Ente,” which translates to “Rabbit and Duck.” The image has now resurfaced on the internet and people are going crazy over it again.
According to psychologist Dr. Joseph Jastrow, if you can see both images, it means you’re creative. He suggested that the faster you can mentally flip between the two images, the more creative you are.
And apparently, the time of year during which you saw the picture can influence what you see as well.
The Mirror reports, “children who saw the picture at Easter were more likely to see a rabbit but in October duck was a more frequent answer.”
Ready to put your skills to the test with some other puzzles?
Try This Campsite Logic Puzzle
The picture shows a group of people camping, and you’ll need to put on your best Sherlock Holmes thinking cap to suss out the answers to the questions posed.
Note: This puzzle was apparently developed for a kids’ magazine, but it’s pretty tough!
Here are the questions:
1. How many tourists are staying at this camp?
2. When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
3. How did they get here?
4. Is there a town nearby?
5. Where does the wind blow from: north or south?
6. What time of day is it?
7. Where did Alex go?
8. Who was on duty yesterday?
9. What date is it today?
Click through this link if you’re really stumped to get the answer.
How Many Triangles Can You Find In This Picture?
Just think of all the cool things that are shaped like triangles: slices of pie, tortilla chips, cheese wedges, the yellow bird from “Angry Birds” and the cover of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” just to name a few.