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Daler Rowney Acrylics and Winsor Newton watercolor on paper 8″ × 10″

I found a wonderful poem by © Ernestine Northover
called Time’s Ticking Away and felt the urge to paint and this was the result.

The pendulum swings,
In such a perpetual way,
It keeps on moving,
In a continuous sway.

The momentum decides,
Time’s passing on,
A tick on the clock,
And the moment is gone.

The pendulum swings,
To left and to right,
Time’s ticking along,
In mad rhythmic flight.

And as it moves onwards,
Time’s ticking away,
There’s no way of stopping,
The road to decay.

The pendulum swings,
Another second goes by,
The clock’s keeping time,
But time wants to fly.

By night and by day,
Time never stands still,
The pendulum swings,
At ’Time’s’ endless will.

Born in Cardiff, but now live in the West Midlands. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

Key styles: impressionism, abstracts and whimsical,which cover a wide range of subject matter from pure abstract, figurative, portrait, still life, nature and wildlife.

Media used: oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, textiles and digital photography and photoshop.

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  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 4 years ago

    Wow Angela! Beautiful colours and dynamic rhythms! A wonderful combination of image and poem!!

  • Hi Marilyn. Thank you for such a wonderful response to this work. Really appreciate your feedback :O)

    – Angela Burman

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    l love that poem .. and the perfect image to accompany Angie !

  • Trudi, that’s lovely, thank you so much x

    – Angela Burman

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful piece! “The momentum decides”…I like that part…


  • Thank you Lynne for your great comments x

    – Angela Burman

  • Nala
    Nalaover 4 years ago

    Love this so nice and the words bring it to life well done

  • Thank you so much Alan, really appreciate your feedback :O)

    – Angela Burman

  • Unseen
    Unseenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours Angie, I really like the consistency of the paint; they almost look like watercolours. For some reason it reminds me of a wonderful quote on Time by Queen Elizabeth I so I share it with you here:….All my possessions for a moment of time, 1584. Wishing you an inspiring week ahead, sending you a healing hug!Sx

  • Thank you Sophie for your kind words. It is interesting what comes to us when we see a piece of art. Your quote is really intriguing, but I feel I understand it. Hope you have a wonderful week xxx

    – Angela Burman

  • neilbrown
    neilbrownover 4 years ago

    Great abstract, sweet bold colours.

  • Thank you Neil for your wonderful feedback :O)

    – Angela Burman

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool xx

  • Thank you so much Dawn xx

    – Angela Burman

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 4 years ago

    Nice work Ms. Angie. I like the soft colors for a change.


  • Thank you Debra. Yes it was good to use a different palette for this. A change is as good as a rest LOL

    – Angela Burman

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 4 years ago

    Awesome painting Angela you found the perfect poem and the clock goes tick tock so fast so we better not waste any of our precious days…..

  • Thank you Renate for your lovely comments. I have just been feeling lately how precious time and life is. That is probably what started me on this journey

    – Angela Burman

  • iamone
    iamoneover 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much :O)

    – Angela Burman

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