Monday, October 15, 2012

Blue Green Autumn

Water, the theme for Illustration Friday 

filled me with images of blue and green.

I imagined looking at 

the dusky orange and grey world 

from underneath this blue green canopy.

Come, swim with me in this blue green world 

and look upwards at the amber sky... 


A poem I read by Emily Dickinson struck me, 

Water, is taught by thirst.
by Emily Dickinson

Water, is taught by thirst.
Land -- by the Oceans passed.
Transport -- by throe --
Peace -- by its battles told --
Love, by Memorial Mold --
Birds, by the Snow.

 So, here is my work done in ink.



Which angle do you think is better? I like this one more because I see more shapes here!


I know,  Ode to The West Wind  by Shelley

was definitely in my subconscious somewhere 

when I conjured up this image.

These lines are unforgettable,

"Thou who didst waken from his summer dreams
The blue Mediterranean, where he lay,
Lulled by the coil of his crystalline streams,

Beside a pumice isle in Baiae's bay,
And saw in sleep old palaces and towers
Quivering within the wave's intenser day,

All overgrown with azure moss and flowers
So sweet, the sense faints picturing them! Thou
For whose path the Atlantic's level powers

Cleave themselves into chasms, while far below
The sea-blooms and the oozy woods which wear
The sapless foliage of the ocean,..."

Hoping that you enjoyed the post, I wish you all a great day!


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