Wednesday, December 24, 2008

divas christmas watercolor markers...


divas christmas...

Orange songs
Think a lot like Cinderella & I do
Divas
Christmas
Blessings
Good like spaghetti & chocolate
&
Orange songs

Monday, December 15, 2008

orange morning french crayon...


Sunday, December 14, 2008

is there any song in that jazz?...

Is there any song in that jazz?
I hope so
I feel urgent about it
Where is the song?
Not
Just
Notes
But lyrics & story
&
J
A
Z
Z
Impressions
At the game table
By the Renoir

Saturday, December 13, 2008

the high cliff highway...

On the high cliff highway
The clouds water the sun
She climbs
She turns
A 57 Chevy in her hands
Chrome & red brake plastic
Turquoise
&
Cream
Gleaming leather a horn a freedom walk
The ocean peace breezes
Climbing
Turning
Her starched white blouse
& perfectly placed hair either side of her cheeks
Rouge
Pensive
Her straight black skirt below the knee length
There the Venus de Milo
Climbing
&
Turning
Into her own imagining
The music Joni Mitchell
Said
Loiuse, Loiuse <>

*inspired by a photograph of, Loiuse, a young woman in a 57 Chevy.

morris & his banjo homage painting watercolor markers...


Thursday, December 11, 2008

shall we...

Shall we
P
A
I
N
T
T
O
D
A
Y
By the Renoir?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

the sun boat...

The sun boat is on time
To Paris
On the ocean
On the river
Parasols ribbons & sky
Hats smiles whispers &
F
I
L
I
G
R
E
E
Sleeves
By the Renoir

Monday, December 8, 2008

on the bay christmas...

Snow
On the firewood
On the crow
Sun
&
Song
Warm the heart on the bay Christmas
B
Y
T
H
E
Renoir

Sunday, December 7, 2008

suntime boat acrylic...


the night of the boat & sail...

The night of the boat & sail
Seas
Planets bright in a line
A raven's sky
Smart
&
True
& from high the mainmast
The call
"All is right"
"All is right"

sunday list...

The raven's list -
A good book
A good tea
A warm fire -
By the
R
E
N
O
I
R

Saturday, December 6, 2008

holidays...

Winds
Batting the flags & the bay light
A
Table
Of wines & ornaments -
H
O
L
I
D
A
Y
S
By the Renoir

the snow morning...

By the Renoir -
The snow morning
Of our
D
R
E
A
M
S

Friday, December 5, 2008

by the renoir...

By the Renoir
By the Milky Way
A great rain cloud Christmas time pink -
I
T
D
I
D
N
O
T
Rain

Thursday, December 4, 2008

poetry...

The seaflower
Is where?
By the Renoir?
Yes
&
Writing
P
O
E
T
R
Y
In the lotus flowers

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

'all art is autobiographical'...

I eat & drink healthy foods in a booth at the White Tower
I write & draw
My
Autobiography
In journeys & flowers
Quickly
In journeys & flowers
Of all kinds

Federico Fellini said, "All art is autobiographical, the pearl is the oyster's autobiography."

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

song softly...

Song
softly -
A gesture in aqua

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

green sky...

Green sky
Song
Blue
A boat under night sail - -
We

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

sobbing wishing they were modigliani...

A night of a beaded lamp
Rapids
Torrents
All the tears
The
Painters
Sobbing
Wishing
They
Were
Modigliani
Precisely the beauty

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

oak bluffs...

Victorians & cottages
All the peach colors
In a semicircle across the park from the ocean
The bandstand
Where Holly sang
Where all the angels all the peach colors
Sang
The painters
The poets
Potters
&
Preachers across the park from the ocean sang

portrait of a woman in front of matisse's window...

French crayons
Smooth
Tea & fingertips
A crepe
A raspberry
A sigh
Smells
&
Wisps
In front of Matisse's window -
A curl,
A curl

Sunday, November 23, 2008

homage to chagall i poet french crayon...


river night...

Build a shape
All black notes
Abracadabra
Mozart
&
The
Great Blue Heron princesses dancing on the river
Night

note: a thought in the piano room this morning.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

portrait of paws photo jean d...


Friday, November 21, 2008

deep soft blue (azul)...

Deep soft blue
The great blue
A broken & dilapidated
Door
Locked
Painted chips
Peeling
Worn
&
Flouting,
Wonder
& decoration
Beauty
Too
&
There a peach blossom alone;
Wonderfully
The
Door
Unlocked

a frown...

On the bay
A frown
Can come
& a frown can go
A snap in the air & a snap in the woodstove
Trials
&
Hopes
Tonight I will dream of a purple tree
Joy
& grace on the bay
& ruggedness

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

the tree sweet too french crayon...


sweet too...

The tree
Down the hill
There's
Blues on a street near the river
All
The
Things
You
Are
Sol la far doe
Saxophones
&
Tap shoes
Paddle wheelers grizzle face gamblers
The tree
Dance
Hall
Girls
At Bayard's jambalaya hot! hot! jam!
Blues-
Land
Lou's-
Land
The tree
Jazz
High ceiling hotel room looking down on French iron
Gates
A loose fitting street painter
&
Bricks
Sweet
Rock,
Marciano
49 & 0
&
The tree
I came to New Orleans when I was 15 to play jazz
On Bourbon Street
Grizzle face gamblers
Black iron fence
&
The tree sweet too

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

a woman & a dufy boat french crayon...


Thursday, November 13, 2008

a boats & hemingway thing...

Dufy
& the Floridita -
We're hip

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

dylan thomas welsh poet (1914-1953) french crayon...


the writing shed...

Long tracts
Of
Flower
On the island
Under the poetry tree
The writing shed painted green
In a table in red
In a slat back chair
Crumpled paper strewn
Verse strewn
Words strewn
Love strewn
The wall boards screech in the east wind
The
Oil
Light
Flicks
In the window in front of the sea
Freezing
Rain
Outside the Hotel Lord Byron
Verse strewn
Words strewn
Love strewn
Under the poetry tree
In the writing shed

Sunday, November 9, 2008

a scalawag of memory...

A
scalawag of memory -
The antelope in Chopin's garden

Saturday, November 8, 2008

4 haiku for a fall saturday...

Inspired
by the painter still -
Quietly

The village
hills -
Boats in the harbor

A fall Saturday -
Wet leaves
gold
&
beige

Another
scalawag memory -
2 pirates in a poke

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

ice sails a homage painting acrylic...


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

steady & solid pencil sketch...


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

tom-tom...

A forties song
Her ribbons
Purple & such
Around the room
The ceiling glazed with stars
Colorful beats
To
The
Tom-tom
&
The trumpets breathe
Chiffon
&
Her

*thinking of the Totem Pole ballroom - no longer in existence.

Friday, October 24, 2008

sketching...

Under a beaded lamp -
Sketching
the fall & the quiet

Thursday, October 23, 2008

dave mckenna pencil sketch...


concords & pegasuses...

Breathe like the leaves this morning
Cool
You know you played
The game
The song
Chart rooms & plaza bars
Concords
&
Pegasuses
All
Breathe easy now
Breathe like the leaves this morning
Cool

*for jazz pianist Dave McKenna died Saturday, October 18; he was 78.

blue savannah...

Under the blue sign -
Two antelopes
enter the savannah

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

the capton's sea cape...

The Capton's
Sea cape
Salted & torn above the beach
Worn rooms tacked on
Worn decking tacked on
All around
& she looking out
& breezes & moons & flowers watching too
The rose petals scattering away
Over the paths & over the hills
& they
Brushed her face
- -
& she felt it

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

october morning...

The quiet music
Of the furnace on
The wave of a curtain over a duct
The
Rubbish
Is
Out
- - By
- - The
- - Street

Monday, October 20, 2008

a foggy day...

At the far end of the long low table
A clean ashtray holding paper clips & rubber bands
No smoking in the piano room
A foggy day
In the wood box
Wood
For the fireplace's white washed brick
&
Driftwood
Not to burn
A foggy day
In a glass case a square rigger
Ship O' War
In a vase tall beige fans dried from the riverside
Next to the great carved heron
Peering into the fireplace
A foggy day
Up the Paris street
Umbrellas & easels flowers & gin pouts & creams
In the painting hanging on the wall
A foggy day
In the piano room

self pencil sketch...


Friday, October 17, 2008

hagler pencil sketch...


Thursday, October 16, 2008

lemon color...

Last night
The moon came out across the street from the Town Spa
Behind a cloud
Behind a tree
Behind the telephone wires
Full
&
Rising
&
Lemon color

Monday, October 13, 2008

in the piano room... (again)...

In the piano room
The big clock chimes eleven-thirty
Outside
Green leaves wobble
Others ripped orange & red
The sun flicks at the French doors
One hundred & twenty-eight panes of glass
Shadows & steppes
St. Louis Blues
Outside
Hauling boats out of the river letting out to the sea
A boat towing a daysailer
Trucks backed in lined up down the slope
Play free
Play free
St. Louis Blues
In the piano room
Pictures & three lamps lighted low
Montmartre
She
Sings in my ear
'secret of life is enjoying the passage of time' *
St. Louis Blues
Play free

*James Taylor lyric

Sunday, October 12, 2008

a gift...

A gift
Under the moon boats & moon & sun
The
Oceans
At
The
Shore
At
Inverness
A gift
Under a purplish moon a blue shack sings
Unsure
Unsure
A gift

Saturday, October 11, 2008

sketch for a tile painting...


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

senator obama pencil sketch...


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

this blue dance...

In front of the fireplace
in the fall -
This blue dance

Monday, October 6, 2008

i can't see baltimore...

A lonely train whistle this morning
Going to Boston
I imagine there is one going to Baltimore too
I can't see the moon
A car starting on the street
Another going by
I wonder how the Asian markets did?
I can't see the moon
Another car
A truck this time
Things seem okay
Now anyway
- -
I can't see the moon
&
I can't see Baltimore

Sunday, October 5, 2008

alana davis watercolor markers...


Saturday, October 4, 2008

a poem for tomorrow...

The quiet is you
Songs
Breathing
On the wind & the flowers
Oceans & streams
&
The paths in the stars -
A whir

Friday, October 3, 2008

aren't they...

Write
A song to her
Calico
&
Magnolia
&
Rushes of blowing willow -
They are a graceful tree aren't they

Thursday, October 2, 2008

autumn...

Sunflowers & lilies
at the end of the day -
Autumn

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

cando sailor acrylic in progress...


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

a sweet sound...

Inner voices
In the piano room
I am lucky
Ceramic lamp
Carved decoy
The end table they are on
All blue
A sweet sound
On my heart this morning

Friday, September 26, 2008

a salmonberry sun...

The bay is quiet
& the trees
The sea glass silent
Sprinkled on the shore
Lilies & roses peach color
On the hill
&
In the town
Sailors & fishers & jazz players
Mingle
Many
Songs
Orange & bright -
A salmonberry sun
Set
Last night

Monday, September 22, 2008

magenta night...

magenta night
along the trees
along the seas

Sunday, September 21, 2008

cando sailor watercolor markers...


Thursday, September 18, 2008

a sea flower...

a
sea flower
behind the candle flicker

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

a home...

That song
A home
A brush
Bold
With color & trees & seas
Washed
In vanilla peach
- -
A peaceful mountain word
That song

Monday, September 15, 2008

balinese room...

The dissonance
Very jazzy
Walks
With
Chopin
In the Balinese Room
No wrong notes there
The lilies & the peaches & the sun went down
&
A candle lighted
A window in a blue shed there
&
Silhouettes danced in the lyric
In
The
Sea


*for Galveston's historic Balinese Room washed away by hurricane Ike 9/13/08.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

just an idea watercolor markers...


Friday, September 12, 2008

another idea watercolor markers...


the matisse stars...

The Matisse stars
Sail on the night blue sky
Dancing the merangua
On the moon

In the Picasso light
On a slice of strawberry cream pie

In the branches
& in the twigs
There the willow sleeps
After the dance

Thursday, September 11, 2008

remembering...

Falling flowers
into the sun -
Awful sleep

Saturday, September 6, 2008

out of focus in Paint...


out of focus...

Out of focus

The sighs
The signs
Red
&
Blue
Out of focus the guitars white shirts
Long
The beautiful women
The sound
Congas
&
Congas
Trumpet leads
Whirls

Painted shirts
White
Red
The sea
The crosses
The yellow walls
Cracked
My
Arm
Her
Hair
Out of focus

Great trombones
Reach
A sauce

Chartreuse tint glasses
Her
Hair

3 palm trees the blue blue silence

The
Voice

Raspberry us
I
Am
The
Singer
Out of focus
The Chrysler Building
Out of focus

Tangerine shirt
Long
Black
&
White
The microphones
Studio sighs
Out of focus

Simmers
Walk
At the beach under the train
In the cave of brick & mud
Stirs

The great paint on her robe
Out
Of
Focus

Thursday, September 4, 2008

the other night photo jean d...


Saturday, August 30, 2008

anna acrylic...


Thursday, August 28, 2008

morning walk photo jean d...


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

mists...

The picture are mists in the morning
Now
Soft colors
Just awake
Peach & smudges
Peach & roses
Vivid
The
Walks
Painting lights & day
Then -
Mists in the morning again

Monday, August 25, 2008

flutesong orccha peace acrylic...


Thursday, August 21, 2008

just the angel breeze...

Just
The angel breeze
Transformed the meadow
The hanging pots of flowers swaying
The hollyhocks
&
Sweet
Trumpets
Bristled leaves
Just
The angel breeze
Kneading the meadow
The curling lace in the windows
Puffing
The house
Next
To the sea
Some paint peeling
Some shingles lifting
Some nights
The wind will talk to you
The table is set for eight
Painters & poets teach
Gardens & stillness
Just
The angel breeze
& a porch light pink off the clapboards
& the bay a mirror for miniature skaters
Cotton balls
&
Snow shaken up side down
On
The
August
Winter
Next
To the sea
Oh
The
Sighs
On
The
August
Night
Just
The angel breeze

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

portrait of arthur cadieux acrylic...


black boat acrylic 'homage to a Provincetown painter'...


the fog poems...

The geraniums spike
A cactus flower
Droops
Orange
Red
The screen is ablaze with water drops
The
Fog
Poems
Wavy
Like
The
Stars

Saturday, August 2, 2008

in the music room in the painting...

In the music room in the painting
Journeys & walks
From
Boston
&
Canaan
In the painting
Rivers & bustles of the palest of blue
&
Jazz mandolins on the streets of Lowell
&
Jazz
Lyres
Too
The road is winding the color of coffee down the mountain
The blush of peach up the mountain sunrise
The top
Where
There
The music room alive of trumpets & song
Angels' wings dabbed of sky
Thick paint of the night of nights
Just
A
Short
Walk
From
Boston
&
Canaan

Thursday, July 31, 2008

jean's rust lily photo jean d...


remember the rust lily...

Remember the rust lily
The baubles on the ragusa plant
??
The Peruvian coffee?
Dying cactus flowers
Floating on the Eastport sky
A gull scouting atop a cold chimney
??
Remember?
Dying cactus flowers

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

orange gold...

Orange gold on Kathryn's house
Very still
Then
A
Crow
Song
At the peak of Kathryn's roof
A silhouette against the morning sky
Morning blue
A
Crow
Song
& a curtain lifts
& a man looks out

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

springsteen...

Springsteen
As Blue Man
Blades of grass tussle on the bay
Not at war
But in a Sea breeze
A poet's
Transparent heart only to her
Joe Williams sang

Sunday, July 27, 2008

piano...

My words
Rain
In the morning
Every morning
On Flower Street on Flower Hill
Never for long enough
Faraway
Like a Piano in a Muffled Concerto
A
Voice
Will
Speak to me
Last night
Again

Monday, July 21, 2008

red sky...

Red sky
A kiss on the morning
Sheds
&
Sails
Red
&
Black
Black boats
Still sleeping
Watching
Watching
Orange boxes
Stacked
Eagles
&
Gulls
&
Broad shouldered men
All bright in yellow
Loading orange boxes
Into boats
In the sun
Now

Sunday, July 20, 2008

with her purple hair acrylic...


the brubeck brothers quartet...

Church pipes
No fear
&
Cliffs & fog
Crashing
The
Blue Rondo a la Turk
West of One
&
Ceiling fans & pretty windows
We went to church
Spoke
The bass
The piano the drum
The string
We went to church
- -
We went to church

church door acrylic...


a jazz poem...

Listen!
I hear bells pealing
Listen!
I hear jazz I think
Getz & Baker are dead!
Is it possible to hear jazz?
Anymore
Lester Young & Ben Webster are gone!
Tolling
Church bells & creaky church doors
Lester & Ben are gone!
Clifford Brown nearly never was! Ciao. Ciao.
Maybe I do not hear jazz
Maybe

Thursday, July 17, 2008

at the picasso cafe acrylic...


at the picasso cafe...

At the Picasso Cafe
Orange drinks
&
Pepsi jazz
Lyrics & nights
Sticks & shades
Oh!
So Picasso!
At the Picasso Cafe
&
John
&
Yoko
Cavort in Peace

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

collecting sea glass photo jean d...


Friday, July 11, 2008

amy winehouse...

Billie,
Are you home?
A chirp mournful & swelling

In this cathedral
Like a Picasso painting
A new house
New eyes
These eyes lips & lines

Her eyes
Lines of black
Arrows
Suits
Ties
Shoulders, straps
Dress me
Under the short twigs & stone
There
My hair black under the shout
Pain
&
The
Shout

Like a Van Gogh painting
Back to dark
Cat cat!

Oh
Billie,
Are you home?
- -
Billie is home.

this meadow (a birthday memento for eileen)...

These flowers & this meadow
A piano song
&
Light;
Flutes & violins
A
Piccolo
I sing
I dance
& the angels do too
- -
A feast

July 9, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

for chagall...

The fog -
A blue violin & a whispery tree
softly

Sunday, July 6, 2008

macaroons & macaroons (for pam)...

Green grass waves
The piano
The Beatles
Two stands & a bench
Two beds a chaise
& abundant maroon
Flowers in a frame on the floor by the door
Jazz!
Light winds in the flags in the trees
Suns & shadows the blue ocean weaves
Rivers & apples ah de dah la loo
Macaroons & macaroons ah de dah la loo

church view new view photo jean d...


Saturday, July 5, 2008

blue churches oil jean d...


blue churches...

Blue churches
Hymns peach & gold
In the evenings
Bean
Suppers
& broth
Solace
Is
Kind in the winter & the rain
In the flowers
&
Dash
&
Pop
Orange, gifts
To Caesar

sea violin acrylic by kimberly...


Friday, July 4, 2008

sea violin for kimberly...

Sea violin,
A gown, wild winds
Her hair
Some
Boughs in a curl
Chestnut
&
Thyme
Jazz violin,
On her lips a song
Her
Cheek
A sailing breeze
Look at the waves! The sun
&
The ledge
&
The Cliffs of La Lune
- -
Sing!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

2 song things...

your song...

Your song
Parchment written in pastorals
Paper
Painted
With tall churches on tall hills
Music
&
Heart
&
Soul blue
Colors blue
Peace
&
Hope
&
A beat <>


songs...

Songs
Mists before the sun
The sun
Moon
&
Stars
Blades of grass bent with dew
A
Flag
Silent
Ships & shoals nudging each other
The
Song
Of
The
Crows <>

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

fog morn photo jean d...


the fog...

The
Door
Screen
Drips again this morning
There are no spiders though
Find the melody
Today
Today
Of
Of
Sailors boxers & jazz musicians
&
Paint
Them
- - &
Paint her

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

blues photo jean d...


the fog blues...

The
Fog
Blues
The flowers drink
Fast ponies too
Door
Screens
Drip, spiders stick
What was that noise?
A far away horn,
Old
Chevy ?
Or ? Or ? The fog ?
Blues

Monday, June 30, 2008

feast...

Across the table
Songs & wild squashes
Catching
Flowers
&
Dreams,
Shudders
&
Stars,
- -
&
Stars
&
Stars <> Palpable <>

Saturday, June 28, 2008

this is jazz yesterday photo jean d...


Thursday, June 26, 2008

stage door in Paint...


the backdrop...

The backdrop
Gray & green washes on a concrete wall
Sailing songs
Songs & jazz on the radio
The actor brushing gold spirals on the stage door floor
The footlamps fading,
Falling
To a Grecian sky

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

lady with parasol oil jean d...


wishing the rain...

Lady
Under the white canopy on the hill
Conversing
Selling
Tidying
Painting her face in the mirror
Lady
Under the mustard sky casting her purple shadow
Oh, Lady
Greeting the night & all of its inhabitants
A straight grass line
&
Sloping pavement to the ocean
She
Replete
With
With
Wonder
&
Song
&
Diamonds on the bay
Lady
Wishing the rain a red rose in her hair
Her red wrap
Sand under her shoes
The Narrows gurgling its way
Out to Fundy bay
At Penitence Point
Risks & statues facing there
Painting the fog
Sugars & wine & a raindrop sun
&
Pink diamonds on the sky
In the many color cloth of the canvas
Painting the fog
Wishing the rain a good news from the sea
Replete
With
With
Wonder
&
Song
&
Diamonds on the bay,
A great wheel in the field
& four cellos,
The speak of the song in her dream

Sunday, June 22, 2008

gypsy girl pencil sketch 2nd posting...


true boats acrylic 2nd posting...


tumult acrylic...


the tumult...

The mint & peach curtain is closed
In the window to the field & the ocean & the rain
& the tumult

Friday, June 20, 2008

boats in the fog pencil sketch...


cupboards...

Cupboards
Of
Fiesta
&
Desert Rose
A violin & a fife
Play
&
The boats
Reach
In the fog
In
The
Bay
Cupboards in the desk
A letter
A poem
A song
A wrong
Neatly written & placed
& a picture tattered
Of
Banners & boats
& crows
Here
- -
A violin & a fife
Play

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

gypsy girl pencil sketch...