Saturday, June 03, 2006

Pears

Oil Pastel on 140 pound rough watercolor paper


Study of Two Pears
1
Opusculum paedagogum.
The pears are not viols,
Nudes or bottles.
They resemble nothing else.

2.
They are yellow forms
Composed of curve
Bulging toward the base.
They are touched red.

3.
They are not flat surfaces
Having curved outlines.
They are round
Tapering toward the top.

4.
In the way they are modeled
There are bits of blue.
A hard dry leaf hangs
From the stem.

5.
The yellow glistens.
It glistens with various yellows,
Citrons, oranges and greens
Flowering over the skin.

6.
The shadows of the pears
Are blobs on the green cloth.
The pears are not seen
As the observer wills.--- Wallace Stevens

3 comments:

Endment said...

Lovely!
Delightful matching of poetry and illustration

Kelly L. Watson said...

amazing - the poem and the pears :)

silverlight said...

My girl this is just wonderful.
Your painting is maturing nicely as you are more focused. Super.
That poem you found. What great inspiration and humour. He sounds like my first art teacher.