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”

Claude Monet ~ William Wordsworth

The Seine at Bougival 1869 (Reproduction) “And I have felt A presence that disturbs me with joy Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime Of something far more deeply interfused, Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns.” LInes Composed a few Miles above Tintern Abbey Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, JulyContinue reading “Claude Monet ~ William Wordsworth”

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.”

Painting ~ “Wawona Road”

“I admire anyone who finishes a work of art, no matter how awful it may be.” Kurt Vonnegut I painted “Wawona Road” from leftover paint; it has been hanging on my wall for over a year. Every once in a while, ponder what I to do with it. The painting seemed content to just hangContinue reading “Painting ~ “Wawona Road””