Monday, March 11, 2013

THE RED WHEELBARROW



THE RED WHEELBARROW
6" x 8"
oil on canvas board

I like to stroll in Bala Cynwyd because of all the wonderful old houses with their many tales ready to be painted.  This little red wheelbarrow is waiting for the imagination of some child to carry - what?  What will this girl or boy dream up to tote around the yard in that semi dream that only childhood make-believe produces.
I can't resist changing William Carlos William's lovely poem THE RED WHEEL BARROW to fit this painting.

So much depends
upon

a red wheel 
barrow

bathed in sun

beside the white
columns

Don't miss this animated version of the original poem on youtube.  I didn't realize when I spotted that wheelbarrow that I was not the only one who found red wheelbarrows resonant with more than their carrying potential.

$150.00

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