the Red maples are in bloom everywhere turning the hillsides into layered clouds of silver and pink. My friend said stop and sketch from here and so i did.
I should have used Alizarin Crimson instead of my old stand-by Vermillion. I don’t think i’d really woken up yet or connected with what i was seeing. i did switch to Cobalt and Aureolin at least. The truth is that when one looks at the flowers up close they really are close to vermillion only distance adds the blue.
thought for the day:
“…The circle of love is deep and strong. It can forgive mistakes and cast out error. It can foster greatness and bring forth new life.
…This is our function in each other’s lives: to hold the space for each other’s beauty, that our beloved can leave us and we still feel in his (or her) absence how beautiful we are.”
Marianne Williamson from A Woman’s World
And a painting in words just for you-
a New Day
Shards of silver break like glass
Slender black and bending boughs
Spring free of snow and icy mass.
Held down, imprisoned up ‘till now
They shake; stretch out, to greet the sun
Raining brilliants down upon a day begun…
Slowly Summer claims her own
Dense drifts melt back to sparkling rill
Ephemeral flowers crown her throne
Dark pools sustain a peeper’s trill
A thrush sings softly in the wood
Two ferns emerge where once
Angel in the dust