10 Oct 2012

The Wonderful Wednesday Art Group.

Earlier this year several of our group were attending acrylic painting classes. Unfortunately the classes didn't continue, but we were still all keen. This led to us starting an off-shoot group of The Taranaki Sketchers which we called "The Wonderful Wednesday Art Group". We have all been enjoying the group and have found that it has made us produce much more work. I know that if I hadn't been attending this group I wouldn't have completed any paintings at all this year.

Here are my latest ones inspired by a poem by W. B. Yeats:

The Cat and the Moon.


by: W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)

The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.

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