Colour the World ... Colour my Life

I prop up the canvas
Stretched
White
And empty
Leaning into the easel in silent readiness

I look through the brushes
Pointed
Bristly
And waiting
Standing in their bunches in quiet expectation

I lay out the colours
Untouched
Distinct
And bright
Radiating in swirls of brimming potential

In broad strokes I set the scene
With grace and confidence I colour the world
In fluid motion the brush dips the paint and dances across the canvas
I paint and dance, I feel the textures, one with the motions
I pour myself onto the canvas, creating a world coloured by my emotions
I feel it swirling into a life of its own – I am its creator, beholder and careful observer
It is one with me and I with it, expressions of each other living an intimate relation as I find myself responding to its call and beckoning, drawn into the world of the canvas of my creation, boundaries blur and swim like waves on the ocean, and I am swept along by the energy of the bright brimming potential … quivering with anticipation

Briefly … the energy fades … and in a moment of quiet confusion …
I feel the canvas
Stretched
Bright
And colourful
Leaning into the easel in silent expression

I look through the brushes
Pointed
Bristly
And waiting
Standing in their bunches in quiet expectation

I inspect all the colours
Smeared
Combined
Yet bright
And radiating in swirls of brimming potential

In broad strokes I have become one with the scene
… and in my moment of quiet confusion
… the energy begins to rise
… slowly …
As with grace and confidence I colour the world
I am the fluid motion, the brush dipping the paint, dancing across the canvas, feeling the textures, one with the motions … I pour myself onto the canvas creating the world of my emotions … I feel myself swirling with the life of which I am creator, beholder and carefree explorer … I am one with it and it with me … mirrors of each other living an intimate relation, as I find myself calling and beckoning, responding and drawn further into the world of the canvas of my creation … boundaries blurred, swimming like currents of the ocean and I am swept along energy of bright brimming potential … quivering with anticipation
As with grace and confidence …
I colour
My world

Colour the World ... Colour my Life

BettinaSchwarz

Joined October 2008

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I wrote this piece maybe two or three months ago … I used to sketch a lot some years back, but was never any good at painting … my father works really well with water colours, but hasn’t done so in years … anyway … Painting is one of those things that I love, even though I am no good at it myself in this sense … but to me … well … the creation of a canvas is very much like the creation of our very lives … and the similarities and sybmolisms always resonate strongly for me …
Some weeks ago I met an artist who was exhibiting his work here in the reception area of our building where I work in the city. I saw the posters in the lifts the days before … Art With Soul … hmmmm … now that resonates. I made a point of speaking with him when he was here. I think his work is fabulous … have a look for yourself – He is Louis Parsons – Art With Soul

For ages I’ve been thinking I’d like to photograph a painter at work … get images of the paints and the brushes and the works half complete … look for the essence of the energy in the studio and capture that … I think I will ask Louis Parsons whether this would be an option, whether his schedule, patience and humour permit :) … If not, I;ll be on the look-out for another artist I think, but regardless of that – I think Louis artwork is quite fabulous and entirely appealing :)

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