Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Poetry Painting

Juried Art Exhibit

I am entering this juried art show at the York Art Association in York, PA. I have to create a painting based on a poem. I am not a big poetry aficionado - but I do remember the tree poem that my mom quoted so often as I was growing up:
Trees ~ by Joyce Kilmer - 1913

So, I decided to go out on a limb - way out - and
paint a realistic tree painting.
a fall painting with the red and orange leaves.
who doesn't love the fall foliage?
A 30 x 30" canvas support painted dark purple and
some pictures of fall foliage. Ready to start . . .

I've got miles to go and already this painting is becoming a chore.
I don't know about this - it's just not working for me . . . .
It's just so boring or what - no glue - no collage - no surprise - I don't know?



~ Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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