One of the things that I marvel at during this time of the year is the abundance of color that adorns nature. Summer makes me want to grab my paints and portable easel and drag myself out into nature to capture the moment. It seems I rarely do, perhaps because of inconvenience or downright laziness, but I often pull out my palette of words and pen down some colorful poetry.
For today’s prompt, I’d like to you put on the mind, if not the smock of an artist and paint a word picture, lavishing color, shape, perspective, texture, mood–whatever artistic tool speaks to you.
Please link your masterpiece in the comment section of this blog and remember, I don’t believe in deadlines for these prompts, so do it whenever you can and have fun with it. And if you are a visual artist and care to share your work, have at it!
You may have already seen this poem…I think I posted it a while back:
The State of Color
When blue ripped a hole
in gray clouds,
the trumpet vine blared
blasts of yellow
and orange poppies
from the Orient
to consume rainbows
Your poem is lovely, and your prompt sent me in a strange direction. Sorry it’s late!
Brilliant “self-portrait,” Viv. So glad you shared with us. I did a rooster painting for a friends birthday last year. Had so much fun with the colors.
I love your vivid poem Victoria–the colors are loud!
Here’s my entry describing a bonding experience I have with my cat, Sita. (Guess who just walked in as I am finishing this…hehe).
As I commented on your blog, this is gorgeous. I love how you worked in color, texture, tones…it’s perfect.
Thanks so much, Victoria–I always appreciate your kindness.
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This is my favorite of your challenges since “COLOR” is like vitamins for me. I hope you enjoy my colorful world.
And your post clearly shows your love for and understanding of color, Izzy. Thanks for sharing it with us.
i really enjoyed this ! I would love to give it a go – but it would have to be in prose form !
a divine picture 🙂
A piece of artwork for my entry:
I hope you enjoy!
Becca, love the colors and texture you’ve created in this with the brush strokes. Happy piece.
LOVE your poem! here’s mine ~
Terrific reflections on yellow–mellow or not. Thanks for joining, Dani.
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here is something for the colors of your prompt Victoria, I don’t have a post with it, because I just wrote it:
I’ve walked the white distance,
I’ve seen the blue of the tides,
I’ve gazed at the stars and their gold,
but when I’m all alone,
when the night is black as a demon’s soul,
let me in a garden of red roses,
paint the eyes of fear in soft green,
teach me how to turn the gray into enchanting silver,
be my purple dream and show me the real color of life …
Blaga, this is just exquisite. I love the line about turning gray into enchanting silver. It seems like this just flowed from you–thanks for sharing.
I like this way of changing gloomy thoughts to glowing positive ones.
Gorgeous, Blaga–the feelings and the colors!
Thank you ladies! Victoria I like your Monday prompt very much, will be here for the next Monday too. Happy weekend!
I love the poem…also…FYI, not only am I handicapped at poetry…I have a hard time drawing a crooked line…That’s me!
Jaye, I should have mentioned…it can be short fiction or essay too!
Enjoyed the poem…so true,
And altho I am an artist, I don’t know if I can top the photo, with brush, paint and paper, that I took
of a pink and yellow peony.
The world is certainly a paintbox of color here in Maine.
☮ ♥. Siggi in Downeast Maine
I hope you get a lot of visitors to you site…your photos are exquisite. I would love to visit Maine.