Watercolor Challenge November 2015 – Baddesly Clinton Manor

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I did this watercolour today for the WetCanvas.com November challenge. The subject is Baddesly Clinston Manor in Warwickshire, from a reference photo from Google Street View provided by the group’s administrators. http://goo.gl/maps/TjvfL

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Whale of a Tale (poem and painting)

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A Whale of a Tail
watercolour on paper
12″x18″

it’s a whale of a tale, i tell you

is it a tail of a whale you see?

i can’t really believe what you tell me

i don’t have to listen to you.

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

 

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Two Ships (poem and painting)

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Two Ships
watercolour on paper
12″x18″

silent dark water

bereft of light

two ships cross each other

in the silence of the night

what life is there on either

what work or play or fright

what unknown seabound voyager

in doubt awaits first light

how many lie in slumber

ensconced in surreal plight

how many wait and wonder

when land will be in sight

and still the ships forge deeper

in pertinacious flight

away from one another

away and out of sight

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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Sunscape (poem and painting)

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Sunscape
waatercolour on paper
12″x18″

red

hot

sun

hot

red

heat

hot

heat

waves

red

hot

glare

bright

sun

flare

bright

yellow

glare

bright

yellow

sliver

yellow

orange

flare

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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1-800-Hotlips (poem and painting)

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1-800-HOTLIPS
mixed media on paper
12″x18″

call the number

if you dare

up from slumber

drop all care

get it right

don’t hesitate

don’t take all night

don’t start too late

who will answer

can you know

miss or mister

high voice or low

do you dare

to call the number

bring the player

into your chamber

hesitate

a moment more

you won’t find fate

at your front door

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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Rosy Morning (poem and painting)

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Rosy Morning
watercolour on paper
12″x18″

a sliver of time before sunrise

wild buds burst open as if in surprise

raise dainty little heads in expectation

turn motley bright heads in exaltation

eastward into the early haze gazing

at the rising sun on a rosy misty morning

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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A Strand of Hair (poem and painting)

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A Strand of Hair
watercolour on paper
11″x15″

on a hot somnolent afternoon

her brown face smooth and clear

except for a single strand of hair

fallen loose from behind her ear

draws a wavy line down her face

distracting disturbing his pace

as he tried to keep hands in place

to keep from that wayward strand

to keep from her face his strong hand

on that hot tantalizing afternoon

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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Black Mood (poem and painting)

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Black Mood
watercolour on paper
12″x18″

i’m in a black mood

can’t you tell?

with a shade of purple

in there as well

when i’m all knotted up

i start to see red

cross me if you dare

if you want to be dead

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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Spring to Fall (poem and painting)

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Spring to Fall
watercolour on corrugated cardboard
12″x15″

 

does Spring spring to Fall

or does Spring fall?

do you fall when you spring

or do you spring when you fall?

can you spring on springs

and not fall or do you fall?

it’s all a pun on nature

and that’s au naturel

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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Blue Concerto on a Green Planet (poem and painting)

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Blue Concerto on a Green Planet
watercolour on paper
12″x18″

when blue spirits frolic

in the green planet

taking over the environs

they blend, create havoc

seeping through elements

tinting all conditions

nurturing all of nature

ensuring life ever after

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2011

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