Gentle you are, subtle too
Formed by earth and water
A helping of atmosphere
Sepia the ink stuff of squid
Granulating in pools
Particles pairing with H2O
To whisper the story/tale of creation
Of blooms too impossibly perfect to be believed
As how can one wrap the senses adequately
Round the wonders of spring
The first wasps, sheer moments from pupa
Bunnies lounging eye deep in grass
Munching munching munching
How impossible it seems to the winter wearied soul
Who had almost abandoned the thought of a sun
Committed to undressing and warming bare skin and
The petal tender garments encasing the bloom.
And so, while the ink was out, I thought I’d see how it looked in a portrait, as always, from the Sktchy Museum app.
The water shapes did the work of sculpting this wonderful face, starting lightly with a touch of ink and charging in a darker concentration where needed. After the pencil drawing was done, the portrait came together in minutes with the ink. Sepia, after all, the luscious tone of antique portraits in early photography. I call this painting-with-water-shapes though much of water media painting can be viewed in this way.
Have you tried this? Would you like to? What’s your experience?