Sunday, 29 January 2012

Painters Palette

Red Spot 11  by Wassily Kandinsky.


Breathe and hold my concentration
my hand, stop your shaking
the line must be pure and deftly accurate
venetian red and lamp black must never merge
their colours pristine
blood green and blue rocket
light up each other 
with a touch of hyacinth and camel
and a smidgen of pawnbrokers gold
just to make it pop.


A badgers hair has escaped the brush
I fish it from the verdigris 
no damage done.


Breathe
step back
and contemplate my work
oxblood, moss rose and parchment
all await their turn on my palette.


29/1/12


with thanks to Tess at the magpie tales and to Ciaran Carson for his wonderful list of artists colours!!

17 comments:

  1. Aah, such a lush magpie. Wonderful

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  2. smart move,
    your words form a lovely imagery.

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  3. With wonderful imagery like this, not just a poet but a painter of words! Nicely done!

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  4. It pops indeed ~

    Wonderful colours and tints from your pen ~

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  5. kay it's so white where i am that your writing about colours makes my heart race, my tummy flip and so thankyou!!! steven

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  6. thank you all so much for your comments..they are always hugely enjoyed!!
    Hi steven...they say it may snow here tomorrow, it will be the first for us this winter, we've had it easy...take good care ..x

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  7. Beautiful. I very much enjoyed this.

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  8. nice...each line and touch contemplated to accentuate the meaning that resides in the painters heart...nicely done kay

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  9. An artist's take during his creation. Nicely done.

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  10. I’d forgotten how poetic the names of those paintbox colours were. You’ve painted them perfectly!

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  11. You really captured the act of creativity...lovely!

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  12. nicely done ... wonderful images ...

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  13. the line must be pure and deftly accurate

    Every artist's wish... :)

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  14. Throught the hearts eye of the painter himself....lovely writing!

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  15. i am blessed...much love...xx kay

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  16. Delightful - rich and evocative. Good to read a poem that actually considers the painting as the product of creative process.

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