Gothic Arch – Winter


ArchwinterwebThis week’s Gothic Arch Challenge is to create a theme around Winter.  Fine for those in the Northern Hemisphere – but it was 34 degrees C (93 degrees F)  here today & everyone was covering up & applying sunscreen to protect us from the sun’s harmful rays!! SO, in weather that was just about MELTING my oil pastels, I have created this winter wonderland from a classic painting on the front, which I have worked up with oil crayons & Golden Clear Tar Gel……. The back has a piece of writing by E. Cole Ingle called Winter Theme from an old book of poems & inspirations.  I created the skeletal trees over the text using Caran d’Arche Neocolour II crayons (soluable watercolour) & the little snow flakes are really nice stickers from K & Co.  I thought that the text & the imagery suited each other perfectly.

Winter Theme by E. Cole Ingle
The landscape, like a winter theme
That Currier & Ives mgiht dream;
LIes cradled in pastoral charm,
Where creek & road engrave the farm
In curving lines of grace, a thread
Of twisting turns around the red
Of cattle barn, the house in white
Now shadowed by approaching night
There clump of pines beside a gate
Dark-accent fields of gray-green slate
Through mist of dusk the distant be
Add vesper atmosphere taht spells
Tranquillity, yet lacks the drive
The vital froce to come alive,
Till like an answer to the call
The quiet snow begins to fall.

4 responses »

  1. Your arch is wonderful Keron! And you are right, Sunday night postings mean I don’t start the next one until the following weekend! PS Your grandson is gorgeous and we really have to focus on those daily moments – teenagehood is just around the corner!!

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