What are blinking paintings? It is the unusual series of paintings that when a person looks at they flash or blink. It is unpredictable as to when it happens. It looks, as if a flashlight is turning on and off from within the painting. There have been about fifteen people who have experienced this flashing while looking at the paintings. The list keeps growing. When a person uses his peripheral vision, he uses a tracking motion in a wide-angled field of vision, this helps when looking for the flash in the paintings. Located on the sides of the eyes, rods are best for this kind of vision,. There are a greater number of rods on the side of the eye, which allows for better tracking movement to defend ourselves in the old days. The rods function best under low light conditions.