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Monday, April 16, 2012

Summer's Breath

Summer Roses
12 X 12 acrylic, oil, ink, and charcoal for Inspiration Avenue

O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.
The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade,
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall fade, my verse distills your truth.

Sonnet 54, William Shakespeare


Linda Gibbons said...

Kathy this is a wonderful pinting! I love the way it just hints at roses!

Jennifer McLean said...

your art is truly stunning. I'm a member of inspiration avenue and followed your link here. I'm your newest follower and am so happy you added your submission to IA's challenge this week so I could find you!
Jenn of www.justaddwatersilly.com

I will be adding your blog to my marquee on my sidebar. To do that I'll need to make you a button, do you mind if I use your latest piece, it would make a spectacular blog button as the light colors will allow your name to be prominent. I'll send you the working copy and if you like it please feel free to use it on your site. If you don't want me to use that piece, could you give me an idea of what piece you'd prefer. I'll send it if you could send me your email... my email is
oilandwater [at] telus [dot] net

Jenn of www.justaddwatersilly.com

DMG said...

You sweet comments make me feel so honored, Jenn. By all means use this piece as a button. I am very excited that I will have a place on your sidebar, and I look forward to visiting YOU now!

Diane ~ said...

Kathy, Thank you for entering the challenge! Your painting and the poem are so perfectly matched, not to forget to mention Beautiful! I'm now your newest follower here & on fb too! :)

Anne Manda said...

Love, love, love your painting! Love how it's almost abstract and with a sense of spring. <3

Darla said...

The painting expresses the "Breath" just perfectly.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your painting is very Shakespeare. Beauteous! I had NO idea that was a real word until I read this sonnet. These words and the painting go so well together. Love both.

artangel said...

This is a very lovely painting, so soft and ethereal :)

Claire said...

a gorgeous painting which suitably captures beauty to illustrate the Bard!!
PS don't know if it's just me... but i find it really hard to read the white writing on the bright blue background of your blog...
hope you don't mind me mentioning it, but i'd love to read more of your blog entries...

Terrie said...

I love this! I love the abstractness, yet with structure that hints at the subject. It's perfectly named and suits the poem beautifully. visiting from IA

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