Friday, 20 May 2011

Parade, new oil on canvas

oil on canvas, 16 x 12 inches

...also, a mere caprice, Mid May, Showery Dusk
16 x 12, oil on canvas

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Flowers of the Wind

Flowers of the Wind
 oil on canvas panel, 15 x 11 inches approx.

We've had some breezy days over here lately 
and this made me aware of the strength of flowers as well as their delicacy, 
how they ride along in this boisterous game.

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Monday, 9 May 2011

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Laughing Song

oil on canvas board, 16 x 13 "

"When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;

When the meadows laugh with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene;
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing 'Ha ha he!'

When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of 'Ha ha he!' "

-William Blake, 'Laughing Song', from 'Songs of Innocence'

A number of interesting musical settings to Blake poems, by Jeff Gillett, are here:

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