I wanted to paint life in its rich palette of pastels;
corn yellow, caterpillar green, pomegranate red,
a blessed hue of honeycomb gold, aster blue and
random dabs of rainbow.
Determined to create a masterpiece of sorts. I drew up
a country hut with a chimney blowing smoke, a cockatoo cooing
good morning, cattle grazing and birds chirping; hello, hello.
The scenery was idyllic but the passers-by gave it one look and
said it was “too contrived“.
So I drew up farmers and carts, children skittering in the yard,
a garden and a well used windy path. But the Farmers and the children
in the painting looked at me quixotically and said, “Where are we all to live?
In this tiny, little hut?“
So I turned the hut into a mansion, and drew up courtyard fountains,
Rose gardens, stately lounging chairs and a path of white marble.
But they thought it was “too flamboyant, peasants don’t live in mansions!“
So I drew up Skyscrapers, Westminster bridge, Trafalgar square,
Charing Cross station, hawkers selling hot dogs, bus stands buzzing traffic,
and lots of people rushing in and out like blood flowing through an artery. But the busy city people gave it a dull look and said it was “too unromantic, too common place“.
So I drew my final painting; an endless expanse of arched blue skies
and flowing green fields punctuated only with wild flowers. Soon birds and butterflies flew in, followed by rabbits and deer’s for company.
I then stepped inside my own painting and with a sigh of resolve decided to seal my peace. At the threshold of the painting I drew a thick red brick wall and sealed the world out.
Later I heard from the birds and the bees they hung my red brick wall next to Cezanne and Pissarro. Staring at it for hours, they say, “So Impressionistic …So Monet!”
17 thoughts on “How to create a Master piece”
Oozing with creativity! A masterpiece indeed.
You flatter me! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading 🙂
What a creative ‘piece’ and fun to read.. Diane
Thank you, glad you liked it 🙂
Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
Excellent post – expectations by others are tough to satisfy..
Thank you for stopping by and reblogging my poem my friend blogger 🙂
My pleasure. have a lovely weekend.
Thank you Shabnam. I am flattered! 🙂
very original and enjoyable – thanks!
Thank you my friend 🙂
Thanks for visiting my blog, an act which allowed me to discover yours. I loved this and your storytelling is wonderful 🙂
Ahhh, the life of an artist; to always be judged. That is why we have to follow our heart, no? Sooner or later they will come around to see what we see through our work.
Well that’s the point. Art is a matter of personal taste and ultimately should satisfy the artist above all.
lol…just shows you can’t please everybody…