© 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

In the door-yard fronting an old farm-house, near the white-wash’d palings,
Stands the lilac bush, tall-growing, with heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
With many a pointed blossom, rising, delicate, with the perfume strong I love,
With every leaf a miracle……and from this bush in the door-yard,
With delicate-color’d blossoms, and heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
A sprig, with its flower, I break.

~ Walt Whitman, from When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d, published in Leaves of Grass (1855)

Digital oils; thanks to wonderful friend and artist Constance Widen for the photograph from which this was painted.

Tech specs: Photoshop, Filter Forge, Filters Unlimited, Xero, Arkvis


25% of all sales of this picture will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Original Photo: Thank you, Constance!


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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago


  • That very word was used in about 6 comments on this painting on another site…I guess it’s unanimous…LOL! Thanks so much, Stephanie.

    – RC deWinter

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