This poem is so incredible that I just had to reblog it! 🙂
Lovely autumnal poetry by the lovely Brenda! 🙂
Citrine, amber, sage, russet, claret,
Green of tree and brown of earth:
Every autumn shade gleams
Between its yellow veins.
Tiny fairies ride wind swells on it:
A magic carpet to buzz bushes and skim ponds.
Three baby hedgehogs with shivering quills
Hide beneath it, from a cold rain.
Then it’s sewn into a cape for the Harvest Queen,
She of the forest and glen,
It swirls like an autumn rainbow.
Its folds flash between dancing courtiers,
As all the fairies make merry.
Soon the bitter winds will blow.
Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham
Lady of autumn
Gift forest bare with warm hues
Bathe the ground in gold
Mary is such a talented artist! People who create masterpieces like this need to be recognized! Drop her a “like” and/or a comment. And don’t hesitate to take a look at her other creations! 🙂
There are about 30 hardboards waiting for me to sand and gesso before I can paint on them. In the meantime I decided to try out a black tinted card stock paper that feels much drier than Mi-Teintes that I normally use for oil pastels – it soaked up the OPs.
This oil pastel (11 x 8.5) is a sunset taken from one of Oregon’s beaches. I was attracted to paint the scene because of the how the light from the sunset drenched cloud bank – served as a brilliant backdrop for the ocean setting. Used mostly Sennelier and Neopastel oil pastels, as they handled the drier surface better than Holbeins. I rarely paint scenes with sun rays because you can’t glaze the OPs over painted areas (unless it’s a dried underpainting) and when you spread the OPs for the rays it can create a bit of a muddy look. …
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