Winter is an etching,
Spring a watercolor,
Summer an oil painting, and
Autumn a mosaic of them all.
-- Stanley Horowitz
(From the New York Public Library: "Every November, the searches for Stanley Horowitz on Google gain momentum. Horowitz, a poet, published a tranquil 18 word poem in the November 1983 issue of Reader's Digest magazine,
page 109. Some years later the poem was posted to a list of autumn quotations on the Internet, sandwiched between poetry giants like John Keats and Robert Frost, and it has been used ubiquitously all over the web ever since.
As one of my regular patrons, Horowitz was interested to know how many websites his poem is quoted on. A search of his name and the first line of the poem retrieved around 1,630,000 results." ...And now, one million, six hundred thirty thousand and one.)
These two paintings were inspired by all things orange. Particularly the sudden appearance this week of wonderful orange butterflies everywhere. Mariposa is Spanish for butterfly. I even saw a few of them near timberline yesterday when I went up to Mt Evans to see the changing leaves. Even the tundra up there at a distance looks like an orange velvet covering the hills. And yes, of course the Denver Broncos wore orange when they whipped up on the Cowboys last weekend!
La Mariposa I 6x6 Acrylic and pencil on Ampersand Gessoboard
La Mariposa II 6x6 Acrylic and pencil on Ampersand Gessoboard