We considered her moody -
our assertions brushed off
a swirl, a sweep
some severe crosshatching
to overturn the green flat wash
"I'm a quick-change artist"
(her jaunty joke before tantrums)
now tearily dabbing a filbert
she pitched powdered pink
- a mercurial touch to finish
Weaving ‘quick’ into a fairly rapid quadrille for De’s “Quick, Write something‘ prompt
And since I was fairly slow on the Monday uptake, am joining the Tuesday Platform
38 thoughts on “a lively canvas”
“I am a quick-change artist,” works like a charm. I love when poems draw such compelling character-sketches. The artist becomes the art in such a setting. Very well-penned.
had to think on my feet with this one – glad you enjoyed the character sketch – the photoart helped make the prompt as the artist here is so serene!
I enjoyed your pink and green poem!
my grandmother used to say “pink and green should never be seen” or was it “green and pink fit for the sink”?!
Very clever. Nice write!
I really enjoyed the motif running through this
Enjoyed the theme through this. Lovely.
appreciate your appreciation Anita
I love the audience and the artist, the complete presence as the art is created out of her moods. The pace and the amazing places you go from moody, jaunty jokes and tears, the swirls and sweeps and severe cross-hatching. I resonate with this so!
You have seen it just as I imagined – thank you for your insights – there is a bit of her in me too but without the talent!
This was really cool, loved it.
That’s good – thank you Vicki
This is absolutely exquisite! ❤ I can picture the character and loved the phrase “I’m a quick-change artist” 😊
That phrase set the scene as needed something to get the theme rolling – thanks for hosting TP and for your lovely comment
Nice line: “she pitched powdered pink” and visible on the canvas.
Tossed in my usual alliteration there Frank
This is so much fun to read aloud – such a bright, fun canvas of words.
Your prompt brought this out – surprised myself with humour!
A fun read of pink and green. Oddly, my bedroom as a teen and adult was apple green and rose pink.
It’s a colour scheme I rather like now hence the photoart which jollies the temperamental artist along
This is really a transformation… I feel like a change happening in the ladies’ room… for me it would be a before and an after…
That’s a unique interpretation Björn
A colorful and creative write!
Thank you Carrie
Poetry about art always rings my bells (well, most of the time) and fills me with the urge to paint again if only I can clear my table! This worked well.
my ‘paintings’ make no mess and only take up disc space – I remain a frustrated artist but hope you can find the urge to bring out your talent
The contrasts of the language – severe, tantrum, pitched – against the soft colors – brilliantly crafted.
thank you Jilly – moods are like brush strokes – they set the scene!
I loved the painting which is of course all about feeling so the poem was ideal accompaniment.
thank you – one of my ‘not up to scratch’ photos heavily disguised with smart photo editor. Created separately from the poem but waiting in the wings for its debut
‘quick-change artist’ nice usage …nice write
Capture so well how emotions shift and sturm not as a weakness subservient to a forced stoicism, but an affirmation to live a broad spectrum, the jaunty, plucky, tearful, mercurial, ranges. So nice to be fully human!
I like how you describe moods as broad spectrum
I’m thinking about Spring at the moment (beginning now in this part of the world) and your poem – although I knew it was a person you were describing – read like a personification of Spring, with those colours and the changeable moods!
nice interpretation Rosemary from the other side of my world 🙂 I think maybe the photoartist started out with Spring in mind!
Stunning lines, Laura:
‘a swirl, a sweep
some severe crosshatching
to overturn the green flat wash’
‘“I’m a quick-change artist”’
thank you Kim – giving it a quick whirl with the virtual paintbrush
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