Saturday, October 24, 2009


This brush clean and bare
This palette filled with care
This paper stark and white
This easel touched by light
This quest a silent word
This heart a calling heard
Brush and paint in strokes bold
Form emergent to take hold
This dance of fire
Tango, passion and desire
Paint and brush yield and capture
Strokes of color, strokes of rapture.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Frames of Mind, Opus 6, Rapture, Watercolor, Rose Marie Raccioppi,

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  1. Beautiful words and image. This art piece has such depth, so many layers. The word labyrinth comes to mind. Complex and richly textured - with sacred, secret spaces - like the artist.

  2. I always love your musings on your art; they feel so personal and connected. Beautiful, both.

  3. Rose Marie-

    beautiful blended image and words - powerful strokes that come from your passionate soul and spirit. I see the tapestry design of your life - of mine as well - fierce and vibrant, secrets in nooks and corners, brushes of truth in light, shadows of darkness, love exposed, it all blends and yet screams of having survived.

    Love to you

  4. I so love your painting, so beautifully blended with your powerful words....wonderful to be able to read and see both of what and how you create......:-) Hugs

  5. The colours you chose for your painting are spectacular! Lovely poem to go with the painting Rose Marie! Thank you!

  6. Thank You All,

    Bonnie, " many layers." as too with having decades of reflection on what moves one to joy and Being.

    Karen, the 'musings' do call and I in delight answer.

    Gale, "yet screams of having survived." that is the voice of RED - the expressive passion and valor.

    Bernie, Playmates at play - paint, brush, words, pen!

    Rain, the word "spectacular" is descriptive of the motivating feelings that gave rise to both image and word.

    And again to All. To have the opportunity to create, post and receive your response is a most valued gift. A cyberspace gallery moment!