View Full Version : The odd couple that's not so odd

Hairy wolf
04-17-2014, 02:53 AM

Acrylics on board. Around 14"X18".

04-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Since nobody commented on this one, and I don't want to make the odd couple feel odder (or lonelier) than they are...

Whenever I see a post from you, I stop and sort of mull things over but I haven't said anything yet. Just now, I went back and looked at pages of your work again, and I have to say...I really like what your doing. Really! Your colors evoke something "childlike," yet I feel you have a pretty sophisticated mastery of how to use them. I like the use of black. I like how you place each one carefully like a puzzle, yet with a free hand. I prefer (or resonate with?) the pieces that have figures in them but I suppose that's only because I'm a figurative painter myself.

I think I can learn from you...

04-17-2014, 05:06 PM
tho' she ventured to Venice for the Carnival
and tho' she wore the masque
tho' she hid in a harlequin drape
tho' her flaming red hair was wrapped in gay colours..

He inhaled her unique scent
as any bloodhound be prone to do
no matter what she tho't
he read her mind, and followed his heart.

Sitting behind her in the taxi
bobbing gently, they were as close as he dared
her scent was intoxicating
the wisps of red on her bare neck drove him nearly mad

could he? could he capture her?
like a rare butterfly, to capture meant death
to let her go would mean his end
he loved her, he always had

the sun sets now over the pallazio
the boat has discharged the two strangers onto the darkening streets
is the butterfly now hanging on a board behind glass?
or has the hunter let her fly off to another flower?

it is best this remain a romantic mystery
the best laid plans can be destroyed by a scent
and the loss or gain of pair of butterfly wings
that breeze can change the world

Hairy wolf
04-18-2014, 05:48 AM
Olive, your observations are precise and enlightening. Well appreciated.
Greg, as always - hats off!

04-18-2014, 02:39 PM
My favorite modern Rouault, you have done it again. I love it.
A Rouault is attached as an example, titled Christ et Docteur. Your colors are more vibrant.

Greggo's poetry is terrific.

04-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Always interesting, refreshing and delightful to see another one Harry.

Hairy wolf
04-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Dave, much Ppreciated.
Truffle, yes, someone called this Rouault through a kaleidoscope. Thanks a lot.