Sunday, May 23, 2010

some australian birds

Tasmanian Native Hen, Cradle Mountain

Magpie, Eltham

Liquid Spectrum ink on Blue Lake Watercolour paper.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

colour in poetry

Keats remarkable description of a woman transformed into a snake

'She was a gordian shape of dazzling hue,
Vermilion-spotted, golden, green, and blue;
Striped like a zebra, freckled like a pard,
Eyed like a peacock, and all crimson barr’d;
And full of silver moons, that, as she breathed,
Dissolv’d, or brighter shone, or interwreathed
Their lustres with the gloomier tapestries— '

Keats - Lamia