so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
The above poem is by the American poet, William Carlos Williams --(1883-1963)
It's the inspiration for my watercolor painting below.
"A Red Wheelbarrow"
8x10 transparent watercolor by Leenie
Mr. Williams' poem is simple and yet elegant with plenty of room for the reader
to provide their own interpretation for the rest of the story.
I like how he breaks the single sentence up into fragments so each word
can be examined like images in a painting.
For me the visual picture provided is a perfect contrast of darks and lights
plus the direct compliments of green grass and red wheelbarrow.
I used photographs of an antique wheelbarrow that I took at a
ghost town in Montana and combined them with pictures of my
neighbor's white chickens.
The painting is for sale along with fifty or so others on my Etsy site
which you can find by clicking on the red "Watercolors by Leenie" box
in the upper left of this blog.
"Bangkok Street Vender"
for the Thailand version of Virtual Paintout
This one is done from a Google Streetview of downtown Bangkok.
As I virtually "traveled" through the streets of this city in Thailand I was
impressed by the profusion of venders selling everything from food to
clothes to stuff I could never come close to recognizing or naming.
You can see this entry in The Virtual Paintout for July 2012.
I'm excited to see the next place chosen to explore
and paint. Wow! it's Tasmania!