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Acrostic Art Arts Poetry

Brush

#fowc #brush

Built from an animals hair

Relaying the colours of the rainbow, from palette to canvas

Upward and downward movement, bringing objects into view , while

Sweeping movements give an element of speed

Held in the hand of the master, that’s quite a picture that’s brought to life

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Poetry

Concentration

Salford 12th June 2018

Cognitive act

of great effort

noting and transferring the idea and vision

carefully to canvas using colourful media

equal care given to the objects around the main subject

not forgetting the sun or the sky

taking attention to each shade of blue transferred

reality is – there’s plenty of them

as they’re placed around the brilliant red shape of the sail

the picture begins to form on the canvas

in the end – its a picture the painter can be proud of

of course, it’s taken considerable time and attention to detail

not forgetting an awful lot of patience.

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Acrostic Art Childhood Growing up

Paint 🎨

Paint

proud little toddler, parades his masterpiece

as mum and dad peruse the aftermath

in consideration, there really is more colour on the paper and

not the wall, now scattered in the maestros colours

together they smile…as the soapy water will be out after bedtime

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Art Colours Poetry

Magenta

#coloryourworld #cyw #magenta

magenta

A mix up in the paint factory

tween two pots of paint

led to a discussion in

the art class

 

Blue and red merged

into purple – or pink ?

a colour for red grapes ?

it made students think

 

Politically Neutral – Neither Red or Blue

the Greens and the Liberals loved it

but in the city they pondered

over the banners in street

 

Kids reproducing –

a colourful scene

with new shade going nicely

with splashes of green

 

Reminders of flowers

out by garden lawn

transferred to canvas

with ideas – reborn

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Colours Nature Poetry

Raw sienna

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#coloryourworld #cyw #rawsienna

Valuable pigment from the Tuscan hills,

your golden tones are a sight to see

a valued commodity … from deep in the ground

many an Italian master painter 👩‍🎨

would have you there on their paint 🎨 palette

but it’s not gold that sets off your cherished demand

like pyrites of old, it’s your iron not gold

that sets painters hearts 💕 racing.

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Acrostic Home Poetry

Interior

interior

 

2nd January 2017

It’s that place away from the winter weather,

never understated – because it’s yours

tables and chairs in the kitchen-cum-diner, settee and TV in the lounge

each room containing its own mark made by you

rugs with interesting patterns laid on hard wood floors

intrinsic patterns that took an age to fit

on the whole – its the way you thought it out, a

really nice, warm and inviting home.

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Art Pleasures Poetry Seaside Summer

Paint the day with colour

Take up your brush
and paint the sky
a brilliant pastel blue.

Add in a warm yellow sun
and fluffy white clouds too,
add in a horizon – a building or two!

Colour your seas an aqua blue
and if you want , or if you wish
add some big silvery fish

On your shoreline add to reds
to the sandy rocks by the bed
Add a boat green that’s painted bright
and a lighthouse that’s painted white.

Not forgetting those men with the nets
wearing bright yellow – you cannot forget.
Shadows of seagulls, in the distance black,
as nets pull full nets to the harbour back.

shorepainting

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Art Art Gallery Arts Photography Rehabilitation Relaxation

Scribbles in Notebooks

Pens and Pencils

Salford , 18th July 2016

“Just a humble little scribble from my notebooks”

I like writing and drawing, and though i’ll never be the next big thing when it comes to these artforms – I still find them helpful in my never ending mission to concentrate the mind.

 

Roman Ruins 2, Oledeniz
Pen Drawing, Roman Ruins, Oledeniz, Turkey

 

Whenever i’m off somewhere nowadays – I take my kit of supplies with me – notebook (A5) , pencils and paper, Bridge Camera, SD Cards, travel card , cash and not forgetting – supplies for lunch.

I get to my intended destination – I’ll have my lunch, find a suitable vantage point and begin recording what I see.  Sometimes – it’ll be a poem or verse, and others – it’ll be a photo or a drawing.  The inspiration comes from what I see.   The process, concentrates the mind.  As the basic forms take shape on the page – either in word, or in drawing – ideas come alive on the page

Roman Wall & Sheep_Painting
Impressionist painting of the Roman Wall, Castlefield, Manchester (c) Brian F Kirkham 2015

When I get home – I’ll play around with the scribbles and drawings.  Thanks to my laptop I now have two marvellous sets of tools to turn my images into artworks – I principally use Adobe photoshop elements, but also use Corel’s Painter Essentials suite for its wide range of brushes.

Of course, if I want to use the time to concentrate – the computer gets switched off – the box of paints comes out and i’ll put something together from my notebook drawings onto my painting pad in Coloured pencil, pastels, watercolours or even oils

 

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Painting of IWM North, Brian F Kirkham, Salford 2015

 

 

 

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Life Poetry Prose

Hidden Intentions

Conceal

A piece of prose by the author, in response to the Prompt

 

What is that hiding behind your back ?

Something you do not want seen – hidden away

Who’s that for ?  What’ve you bought now?

Your face reveals nothing but a beaming smile

Clues abundant – around the house

Icing sugar and poster paint all over the kitchen

and hiding away in a colourful box

A special surprise – is under the stairs.