© 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!