Category: Paintings

Renoir – Vase of Flowers, 1886

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Vase of Flowers, 1886

Courtesy of Dover Publications.
From 120 Great Impressionist Paintings.

(I first posted this work of art in October 2012 – sometimes readers help me rediscover a post, and share again.)

A Poet’s Window

I look out one window
and there are icebergs
growing larger

how beautiful the light
on the snow and ice

I look out another window
and there are the
evergreen branches
dancing in the wind

January 2015

Today I see a mixed-media painting, perhaps because I have been viewing posts by many artists. I enjoyed the arts and crafts when young, and here and there in my older years. Just beginning, to begin again!

I look up from a Psalm
as I read in an old Bible
held together with tape
and see a painting
in the yard

I’ll write as I might create
a painting some day
from what I know
so far

blue sky background
birch trees
evergreens
the birch tree
by my window
and then the detailed
frost painting
on the window

Ellen Grace Olinger

Quote and Painting

“When the artist is truly the servant of the work, the work is better than the artist; Shakespeare knew how to listen to his work, and so he often wrote better than he could write; Bach composed more deeply, more truly than he knew; Rembrandt’s brush put more of the human spirit on canvas than Rembrandt could comprehend.”

Madeleine L’Engle

Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith & Art, Page 24 (Harold Shaw Publishers, Copyright 1980 by Crosswicks).

Rembrandt painting is courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

poems seen

poems seen
that did not
get written
frost painting
on the side door

from my archives
Ellen Grace Olinger