Saturday, August 29, 2015

Poetry Porch

 Poetry Porch
oil on board 18 x 24"

On a beautiful day some time ago I was walking near the park and there was a couple sitting on their huge front porch.  The man was reading the newspaper out loud to the woman who sat attentively listening.  The romantic in me changed the newspaper to a book of poetry and this painting was born in my mind.  A self-portrait I guess, but not really because:  1.  I don't wear long dresses when I walk, and 2.  My dog looks nothing like the dog in the painting.

I changed the couple to a group of women because as you know I am more a painter of the female figure vs the male for no other reason than they are easier for me.  I am a woman, I was raised by a woman, I grew up surrounded by women, so my recurring subject of women makes sense.

I hope you all are well and have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Lisa

16 comments:

  1. Great story. You have to have the ears to listen. 99% of the other people passing that day probably missed it! Great job Poet Sherlock:) Laura

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  2. I like this one, Lisa...You never cease to amaze me!
    You are very inspiring to me, even though I am an Abstract Artist!
    Thanks for sharing all of your work, and thoughts that GO ALONG with it = )

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  3. This painting is so great and the story makes it even more interesting. When I saw it on FB, I thought about it being a 'self-portrait.' I've missed you - you have had such a busy summer, so glad to see new work from you!

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  4. I love gown the artist in you is always awake and searching fir inspiration. I adore this piece. I always admire your ability to storytell with paint. It us a rare gift. You are super talented Lisa.

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  5. I really like this one--the houses are just wonderful in it and there is such a softness about it.

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  6. The houses and their roofs are quite delightful. A bit of poetry there as well. xox

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  7. Charming and feminine painting. It is gentle and fun. Love the roofs and the posture of the woman. Great.

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  8. lovely to read how your painting came about.
    so glad i could click on it and see it larger, it really is a gorgeous piece.

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  9. A beautiful painting Lisa! Love the colors!

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  10. A story well told, Lisa. I love the charming simplicity, beautifully done! :)

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  11. I was instantly struck by how this piece reminded me of another artist...and I'm drawing a blank on the name. Not necessarily the style but kind of the composition...the Americana feel...I don't know. No matter...I love this!!

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  12. hey... : ) i'm finally leaving a comment... if i check blog posts on my tablet i think i'll go back later and leave a comment when i'm on my computer - and then i forget!!

    i love these houses, lisa... i'd really like to live in the pink one. under those big trees, i would be happy. i'd have a lot of pink stuff inside, too, and i would like it if my neighbors read poetry to me on their front porch.

    xoxo

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  13. Wonderful! Love the richness of detail and warm colors. Your work is amazing

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  14. Hi Lisa, The sky and bare trees makes the whole picture pop. Love her stride and the dog detail. The title was also captivating.

    Have a nice holiday weekend.

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  15. Thank you everyone for the nice comments...a very belated thank you!

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