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Painting Water MAG

September 24, 2010
By goddess_of_the_moon_123 SILVER, Beaverdam, Virginia
goddess_of_the_moon_123 SILVER, Beaverdam, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
'To unpath'd waters, undream'd shores' ~ William Shakespeare, A Winter's Tale

Did you know
that it is possible to paint a lake
without a single drop of blue?

The sun reflects across the water
that's splendid lemon-white.
And the trees solid,
crimson, bold
climb into a golden, fiery sky.

An old man in a black boat
bobs atop the umber waves
and casts his fishing line.

If I could
reach my hands through the frame,
they'd come back wet.

And I wonder then
why do you, when sketching water,
paint the world cerulean?

The author's comments:
This was actually an English assignment, but it really made me think about how I have to stop thinking to paint-- how sometimes to draw something, you have to let go of what you think it should be and see it as it is.

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on Feb. 16 2012 at 8:13 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Classic play on what you know versus what you are seeing~ I liked this. Keep writing!