Our September Get Dusty category is 'Landscape'. To make the challenge a bit more interesting, we have chosen the following poem by Paul Hansford:
Reflection (A Palindromic Poem)
Still waters, deep,
surface like glass reflecting green above;
and below are trees, sky,
shadows, leaves, sunlight,
moving and motionless.
Here silent images shimmer now,
and - air breathing suddenly - break.
Unbidden feelings confuse
reality and fantasy.
Which is which?
Fantasy and reality confuse;
feelings unbidden break, suddenly breathing air;
and now shimmer images,
silent here, motionless
(sunlight leaves shadows) .
Sky, trees are
below - and above -
green, reflecting, glass-like surface.
Deep waters, still.
We think that this poem is a wonderful starting point for a painting featuring reflections. Let yourself be inspired by it!
The deadline for this competition is September, 25. You may enter up to two paintings.