The Lady and the Chimera
|From The Lady and the Chimera|
fish live in a ribbon of river in the sky
nor do I sprinkle specks of strands of saffron stars
bouquets of red poppies bloom in paper ice
the soul, a chimera, who gave moments
never to erase
lived words, acts
seeing flying angels makes me laugh...
or you can delete what's in your heart
we are gifts waiting
I am really wanting to move onto something else, so am going to consider this little painting done. I have painted it with a very small palette knife, really a dental instrument, and a sable brush with about 5 hairs. The paint is very thick. It has taken far longer than I could have imagined.
The chimera is half human and half lion, yes, but originally meant to be a cuddly stuffed animal chimera. His expression is a little more lusty though, isn't it. And that hat!
I think of this as a jazz composition, a riff in paint.