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A rainy, dark scene seems appropriate for today, one with a bit of hope (only because I know how the story ends). So I painted a puddle dancer, a barefoot rain walker. I love the way the colors blended with my Portland grey underpainting. I also love the way this painting looks wet.

9 thoughts on “Puddle Dancing

  1. I love the way your paintings erase the dreary feelings of a rainy day and replace them with richness, depth, and a sharp color clarity that generates energy. THANK YOU!

  2. Hello, I love this painting. I have been revisiting and retyping some poems I wrote during the 80’s and early 90’s. One is called “Puddle Dancing”, written in 1991 as part of a larger series called, “Chestertown”. Would you mind if I used your image (with credit) to accompany the poem? Here is the poem.

    Houses neatly lined in rows
    With crooked alleyways beyond their fences.
    A barefoot girl cools off her toes
    In a puddle where she delicately dances.
    Boys on bicycles pass her by
    She pirouettes then courtesies with finesse.
    She didn’t even catch their eye.
    They never even saw her pretty dress!

  3. Hello, I love this painting. I have been revisiting and retyping some poems I wrote during the 80’s and early 90’s. One is called “Puddle Dancing”, written in 1991 as part of a larger series called, “Chestertown”. Would you mind if I used your image (with credit) to accompany the poem? Here is the poem.

    Houses neatly lined in rows
    With crooked alleyways beyond their fences.
    A barefoot girl cools off her toes
    In a puddle where she delicately dances.
    Boys on bicycles pass her by
    She pirouettes then courtesies with finesse.
    She didn’t even catch their eye.
    They never even saw her pretty dress!

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