Sunday, May 10, 2009

"a gift"

(4x4)

In response to Vivien's challenge to paint the sky on her blog Paintings, Prints and Stuff; Vivien does the most beautiful sky studies herself.
Leaving for my workshop in Delaware this afternoon, taking the Cape May--Lewes ferry across the bay, and I won't be near a computer until next Saturday! I can hardly imagine. I'll miss you all and look forward to catching up when I get back.

"Gift"
Czeslaw Milosz

A day so happy.
Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess.
I know no one worth my envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw blue sea and sails.
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13 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laura,

Beautiful sky painting, I will miss your lovely blog while you're gone.

Have a great painting time.

Take care,

Barbara

annie said...

Lovely poetry and you sky is so delicate and uplifting. Have a great trip and a great workshop.
annie

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, wow--that sky is really amazing, Laura! It's just about what I saw outside this afternoon--not this morning, mind you, but by this afternoon, that's about how it looked. Just lovely! Have a wonderful time--we'll miss you but look forward to your return!

julie king said...

your sky is beautiful! i think skies are very difficult to do and you seem to have mastered them!!

Charlene Brown said...

Hope you have time during your workshop to do more of Vivien's sky challenges -- and hope they're all as lovely as this one!

Mineke Reinders said...

What a lovely, fresh sky! Have a wonderful trip and workshop. I look forward to seeing what you do there, I hope you'll post some of your workshop work.

Carol said...

Have a great workshop!

Art with Liz said...

What an amazing sky!

luigi said...

Osservo che hai moltissimi followers... Te li meriti assolutamente! Io sono rimasto incantato di fronte ai tuoi colori. Una tavolozza personalissima, con timbri, accostamenti e pennellate gioiose che mi fanno davvero invidia. Complimenti di cuore. Ciao e buon lavoro. Luigi.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Sangat Bagus. Itu langit lukisan inda! The painting of the sky is beautiful.

Enjoy your workshop.

Vivienne said...

Your sky painting is sublime and uplifting. And what an amazing poem. Thank you for all the special moments you provide in my days - I don't always have time to comment- enjoy your workshop.

Deborah Carr said...

Spring paints us with such beautiful thoughts, images and colours.

vivien said...

gorgeous sky!


have a great trip :>)

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