|Nightfall View From a Kayak, Watercolor by Cheryl R. Long|
Painting en Plein Air
My turquoise tangerine
washes cerise chartreuse
in the frangible
of the pear-shaped afternoon.
–Sandy Brown Jensen
Inspired by +Beth Camp, who is doing the October One Poem a Day
Writing Month, I am teaching a creative writing class in poetry
Winter 2014 for Lane Community College, so I am beginning to blog
more poetry to get back into practice.
I follow a website called The Daily Create, and today the creative
“Find a website with descriptive names for colors; write a story
or poem using at least 5 of those names.”
My poem is drawn from looking at my sister +Cheryl Renee Long's
favorite painting practice, which is outdoors--a practice
called painting en plein air.
She and I both love a color called New Gamboge, which looks
You can see her effective use of it in the painting above,
"Nightfall View From a Kayak."
4 thoughts on ““Painting en Plein Air”: Let the Poetry Begin!”
I have missed your poetry. Word play with color!
I can almost taste the colors!
Really beautiful painting and poem. I love that word frangible . . . and I will check out your links to th epoetry challenge. You and Cheryl are the inspiration!
I can almost taste the color!