Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Saturday, December 30, 2006










One more day and 2006 will be over. I wanted to share a couple more art work before we wave aurevoir and start the New Year with a blast.

I did the first painting during the week, it reminds me of the street vendors in Haiti, I love how the colors blended so well. I wanted both ladies to have different facial expressions.

The 2nd painting I did today, it wasn't easy. I got annoyed with her hair color, I tried to mix the yellow with another color but it wouldn't blend. I had to do some adjustments, I think it looks better as you can see on the second pic, more like a before and after. I feel the man needs more work, he looks tired, lol. That's the fun part of painting, you can go back, change the colors, the texture and feel of your work without any guilt. I wish it could be like this in real life.

If you had the ability to experience 2006 all over again, what would you change?



Some people see things as they are and say "Why."

I dream things that never were and say

"Why not."

-George Bernard Shaw

26 comments:

Ariel said...

hi lyrically speaking.. thanx for your note on my blog ;)

I love your take on art and your freedom to express it here..

Wishing you a merry 2007!

Cheers!!!

ariel

Poetry by Kai said...

ur paintings are beautiful...

have a great new year!

hugs

urban butterfly said...

I love that George Bernard Shaw quote. He has so many awesome quotes.

Your art is so authentic and earthy! I love it!

Neers said...

and i definitely enjoyed my stay here... heyy thank you for stopping by and needless to say, you have great stuff here... have a great 2007!!

paris parfait said...

I love the George Bernard Shaw quote - words to live by - and your art is wonderful and whimsical! Bonne Annee!

L.T. Rashard said...

Hi Lyrically, sorry I haven't been around, this stupid blogger 2 thing is confusing. Love the art works. Happy New Year.


L.T. Rashard

Ariel said...

No need to draw like me Lyrically speaking :P , you've got a style all your own :)And your painting also tell a story. You just gotta remember that the story(or idea/theme) always comes first.. your emotions and/or feelings will then be transmitted to your canvas.

Well.. that's about as "deep" as i'm gonna get on the subject ..haha..

Happy NEW Year!!!

Ariel
Ps-may i say that you live in the best city in the world... (i love NYC)

Cain said...

Keep painting. If I could change one thing from 2006...I wouldn't.

I loved reading your poerty too..hope to see you writing some, in 2007.

It would be wonderful if you could write a poem, as a companion to one of your paintings. I hope you don't mind the suggestion.

(Just thinking aloud, I guess. Maybe, I should change my habit of doing that, in 2007...)

That answers the question, I guess.

Take care, and Happy New Year.

xx,Cain (listening to the rain fall, 4:35 am; New Years Day; Long Island)

constance said...

Blessed New Year lyrically speaking! I've enjoyed your poems and especially loved those stories that you've written...I can't remember the title but I remember the story! And I'm really glad that you're starting to paint again. I like them very much, especially 'Thick Madamme'. That one is really good. Hope to see more of your paintings this year (2007)!

Poetry by Kai said...

happy new year
warm hugs

Rethabile said...

Continue to inspire and to be inspired, sis...

Pat Paulk said...

Beautiful art work!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Happy colorful New Year adventures!!

magical said...

you sure do paint purty.

i would not change anything from 2006 either.

hope you are well and gleeful.

kisses!

Michelle Lana said...

great work, happy new year!

Rethabile said...

Tag, tag. We wanna learn from you.

Dancewithme2 said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Libra Moon Goddess said...

In answer to your question...

"If you had the ability to experience 2006 all over again, what would you change?"

I would change how the first half of 2006 transpired, yet... the pain and trama of Life experienced did walk me to where I am today, and this... I will not change. I am Grateful...

Joyous & Prosperous New Beginnings to You Miss Dela...


In Love & Peace
Libra Moon

Novel Nymph said...

I wish I could paint half as well as you do. I think your colors are fine--keep at it!

BTW Am I supposed to send a permalink for the Gratitude Wednesday anywhere? I wasn't sure...but I sure had things to be happy for!:)

dharmabum said...

the quote - i thought it was einstein's???

Stephen Bess said...

Your paintings remind me of William H. Johnson's work. I love the colors! So, can I get the family discount for one of those paintings? :)

Lyrically speaking said...

Thank you all for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed New Year's day.

Ariel: Point taken and I thank you for your comment. Yes, NY to me is the best, the pizza is out of this world :)

Poetry by Kai: Thanks Kai, you're so sweet

Constance: Awwwwww, you remember the stories? Cloud Games was the title, yeah I have some more of them to post.

Urban butterfly: Where's your art? I'm still waiting (lol), thank you again, i'm still practicing

Neers: You are welcome and come back again

L.T. Rashard: Glad to see you here, come back again

Paris Parfait: Merci et bonne annee

Rethabile: Thanks for the tag, I appreciate it...and i'm glad I discovered two new poet friends of yours

Pat Paulk: Thank you, your work is truly inspiring, I need to go back for more dosage

Tonge in Cheek: Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful New Year

Magical: Thank you for your magic :)

Michelle: Thanks, but I think you're better

Dancewithme: Thank you...you too

Libra Moon: Miss Red-Hair Goddess, thanks for answering the question

Novel Nymph: I'm sure you have a lot to be thankful for, never too late so go ahead try and make a list

Dharmabum: Thanks for stopping by, just google the quote and you shall find your answer :)

Lyrically speaking said...

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the visit, wow, you'd like to purchase, lol. I was thinking about selling them later in the spring...well you have my contact and we can talk figures ;)

mad said...

Hey, thanks for leaving such nice comments. Happy new year!

fallen angel said...

WOW!!! only you could make a piece about stretch marks sound intriguing and sensual...

Lyrically speaking said...

Thank you Fallen Angel, I try...

Thank you Mad for stopping by, come back again and you're welcome