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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Portrait of A Wildflower


Wildflower, acrylic on linen, 30 x 24 inches, cropped x













WILDFLOWER IS AT ONE WITH NATURE.  Serpentine armrests  provide comfort and support as they frame and embrace her. A forked tongue wraps around her wrist, fashioning itself into a bracelet.  A butterfly sits atop her head as beautiful as any chapeau and even extends its veins onto her face as a decorative and symbiotic veil.  Wildflower's braids defy gravity, twisting and twirling gracefully through the air. Perhaps they take their cue from the snakes.  Wildflower is  botanically correct with  her pale pink decolletage of field roses. One hundred year old pressed wildflowersviolets, adorn her neck.

She is beautiful, independent, prolific and  grows freely on her own Still, nobody wants her in their garden; they say she is uncultured.  I don't know why.

She's  a natural beauty.





Thursday, October 7, 2021

Freudian Slip

Homage to Lucien Freud

Lucien, heir to Rembrandt and Freud!
Unlike his granddad, a void's just a void
On which he painted pockmarked flesh
Bright, not as you'd expect - peche.

 His nudes sat with dogs and an occasional cat
Impastos made even Kate Moss look fat
Others seemed out of excess begat
Queen Elizabeth?...an old bat.

Lucien asked me to pose in the nude
I, a prude, thought this request most rude
Depingo, he asked, "You really won't strip?"
That's when he made a Freudian slip.