A gift this Christmas offered me a wonderful quote from the French painter Vuillard:
“Who speaks of art speaks of poetry. There is no art without a poetic aim. Theres is a species of emotion particular to painting. There is an effect that results from a certain arrangement of colours, of lights, of shadows. It is this that one calls the music of painting” How beautifully put and true I think that is.
The poetry of paint is my thought to end the year and a poem I have written to share with you, reflects my feelings at this time:
New Year Revolution
The turning circle sweeps
A lighthouse on the waves
The solstice that dispels our fears
With light from depths of winter
Onto these diminished years.
Resounding like a depth charge
In our brain
The year begins again
Another revolution of the soul
To question all we know
By setting course towards the storm,
For here it centers with the
Gyre as indecision balances
Our still small voice
Against the vastness of the sky.
We greet the possibilities
Of a future world
With this mirror that reflects uncertainty
As low light beats in time
To the rhythm of the sea
A very happy New Year to you all.
Here is the Painting Du Jour : ” Early One Morning” a homage to my one time teacher Sir Anthony Caro who died this year.