William Blake ~ Claude Monet

Water Garden at Giverney 1904 (Reproduction) The Lilly of the valley breathing in the humble grass Answer’d the lovely maid and said: “I am a watry weed, So weak, the gilded butterfly scarce perches on my head; Yet I am visited from heaven, and he that smiles on all Walks in the valley and eachContinue reading “William Blake ~ Claude Monet”

William Wordsworth ~ S. M. Hart

Butterfly Visits a Lighthouse 2022 “A Picture had it been of lasting ease, Elysian quiet, without toil or strife; No motion but the moving tide, a breeze, Or merely silent nature breathing life. And this huge Castle, standing here sublime, I love to see the look with which it braves, Cased in the unfeeling armorContinue reading “William Wordsworth ~ S. M. Hart”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ S. M. Hart

Alberta Falls Trail, 2021 “Through wood and dale the sacred river ran, Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And ‘mid this tumult Kubla heard from afar Ancestral voices prophesying war! His flashing eyes, his floating hair! Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honeydew hathContinue reading “Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ S. M. Hart”

Teapot in a Tempest

“Blue Teapot” ~ March 2019 Acrylic Painting Class ~ First Lesson The instructor gave us a copy of this painting and said this is what we were going to paint today. ME (to myself): Wait, what? Aren’t we going to start with something simple, like stick figures? I can do stick figures. Me and stickContinue reading “Teapot in a Tempest”

Painting of Colorado in Autumn

I am not sure if I am done. I’m just going to sit with it for a while and see. Painting all those leaves reminded me of G. K. Chesterton. “We might, no doubt, find it a nuisance to count all the blades of grass or all the leaves of the trees; but this wouldContinue reading “Painting of Colorado in Autumn”

Painting ~ Armado M. Pena Jr.

I have always loved this painting by Armado Pena, but I never knew the title. When I reproduced it for myself, I wanted to find out what the title was, so I could give proper recognition to the artist. THE ELUSIVE TITLE To my disappointment, no title was forthcoming, despite the many Internet nooks andContinue reading “Painting ~ Armado M. Pena Jr.”