Monday, August 17, 2015

Painting a Poem

This past weekend I was invited to be part of an outdoor exhibit at the home of friend and fellow artist Jan Kilburn.  Before I left home, I decided that I would paint the barn across the road from Jan's house and gallery, but I needed some chickens in the foreground so I sketched a few from photos.

However, once I arrived at Jan's to begin the paint-out, I spotted a red wheel barrow, and it immediately brought to mind a poem I learned my senior year of high school:

So much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

            ----- William Carlos Williams

So, I painted a poem! 

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