Haiku #18 (and a new painting)

Amanda is a painter and wordsmith. I asked her if she ever wrote poetry to accompany her beautiful work. And see what happened…

Painting Poetry in Motion

Divine Mirror, watercolor (WIP*)

Eternal light pools
Reflect your perfect essence
The divine as you

Β© Amanda Reilly Sayer


* WIP: This is a section of a larger painting that is unfinished. Painted on paper, the original can be easily cropped to match the image you see, something I may do if the rest doesn’t come together! Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy it, and the haiku.

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92 thoughts on “Haiku #18 (and a new painting)

  1. Lovely… If you like paintings with poetry, you may like my Earth Horizon: https://bridgetcameron.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/earth-horizon/ cheers, Bridget πŸ™‚

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  2. Divine painting. Divine haiku.

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  3. Sarah says:

    What a beautiful watercolour!! πŸ˜„β€

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  4. Wonderful!! I love it! Poem and painting perfect on their own, together they are amazing!

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  5. What a gorgeous painting. The colors feel like water. I’m awed.

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  6. areilly88 says:

    Thank you for your generous appreciation!

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  7. Chiru says:

    Wow wonderful painting and worthy Haiku..

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  8. Lovely painting and the haiku complements it perfectly!

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  9. An apt Haiku with such a beautiful and awesome picture of the moving waters and what colour of blue. Too good, Diana. Thanks to Amanda.

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  10. Hi Amanda, I do watercolor and looked at every detail and appreciate every brushstroke.
    beautiful work. Thank you for sharing, Diana! ❀

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    • areilly88 says:

      Thank you Miriam. This comment means so much to me, especially as I don’t have a lot of confidence in my brushstrokes or ability to get the details right. Often I can appreciate the energy of my paintings, but see deficiency in the technical aspects, the reason your comment is extra appreciated!

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      • I was very critical of myself to make the colors blend, but I’ve seen paintings with hard lines between colors. You have some areas in this painting done that way and I like it.
        When I applied plain water to create fog, I did so hard almost ruin the paper. If I do fog again, I may just do negative painting. I was busy publishing my book and skipped the watercolor class for a year. I like to get back to it.
        You did well with your painting. I think once in a while look at your progress from a distance helps. My instructor always have some frames and put our paintings behind the frames to show them to the class!

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        • areilly88 says:

          I’ve never taken a class, one reason I feel insecure about the technical aspects of painting. I think a lot about how I’d prefer to learn more; I’ve been a bit resistant to taking a class because painting is one of the few things I do that has few associated pressures or expectations. I’d hate for that to change. So we’ll see how it all unfolds. I’m open to whatever will come.

          Congratulations on publishing your book! What a good excuse for skipping watercolor class πŸ˜‰ And how fun for you it will be when you get back to it!

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          • The class is for the semi retired and retirees, so there’s no pressure. I learned most from watching YouTube. Some goes too fast, so I watched the ones go slower and also picked the techniques I want to learn. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks for the visit and lovely comment, Miriam. I admire you both for your watercolor skills. It seems like such a delicate art. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day, my friend.

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    • areilly88 says:

      Miriam, do you post your work? I’d love to check it out and will explore your blog more fully when I have some time later. I looked quickly, but didn’t see any paintings…

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  11. delphini510 says:

    Beautiful poem and image. Thank you for this morning light.

    miriam

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  12. A very beautiful haiku.

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  13. inhiscare753 says:

    This is Lovely Amanda! Beautifully written words to accompany your work of Art!
    YonnieπŸ’œ

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  14. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it!

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  15. mylilplace says:

    Beautiful painting and haiku. I am in love! ❀️

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  17. Marcia says:

    Absolutely beautiful painting, and the haiku (a form of poetry I’m learning to appreciate) is a perfect accompaniment! (And lovely spring background, too, Diana!) πŸ™‚

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    • areilly88 says:

      Thank you Marcia. I can be wordy, so haiku has really helped discipline my focus! And I’m glad you enjoyed the painting πŸ™‚

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      • Marcia says:

        You are most welcome, Amanda. And you say “wordy” like it’s a bad thing. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ As a super wordy person, myself, both on the page and off, I’m busy reassuring myself that there’s still a need for that particular … um … skill. πŸ˜‰ But I can definitely appreciate that there are times for lots of words and times for brevity and clarity. Haiku is the perfect example of less being more. πŸ™‚ ❀

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        • areilly88 says:

          As you say, there is a time and place for everything. Your wordiness may be perfect for you; I would never presume to know what is right for someone else. My version of wordiness can sometimes be distracting and hinder my ability to be understood, so I work on it πŸ™‚

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          • Marcia says:

            Not to worry, Amanda. I was just kidding about the wordiness. (My poems can be almost as long as my novels!) Wordy works for some things, and concise brevity for others. It’s ALL good. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks for the visit, Marcia, and for the lovely comment about Amanda’s art. I’m trying to give spring a boost here in Oregon. She’s nowhere in sight! πŸ™‚

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      • Marcia says:

        Spring’s nowhere in sight here, either. We’ve leapt straight into summer, as usual. With near 90-degree temps, it makes all the yard work we’re doing pretty miserable. But that’s Florida for ya. I’d welcome a drive through one of your beautiful rain forests about now. πŸ™‚ And I truly love Amanda’s painting and haiku. Glad I had some time this morning to visit a few good blogs. πŸ˜€ ❀

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  18. A gorgeous duo from Amanda! ❀ Love your new spring look, Diana… xo

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  19. Portofino says:

    A worthy haiku. As for the watercolor… yours is lovely; a space I could write in. Watercolors were a large factor in my giving up being an artist… in colors, anyway. I found photography and words to be more manageable. So… I feel anyone who can handle the medium well (no pun intended), deserves praise.

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    • I don’t even dare try a watercolor. Acrylics are much more forgiving. Ha ha. Amanda’s watercolor is stunning, isn’t it? I was delighted that she was inspired to write a haiku. πŸ™‚

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    • areilly88 says:

      Thank you! It’s certainly a challenging medium and I am far from mastering it. Acrylics are absolutely more forgiving. And words can be edited infinitely without damaging the paper, something that can be both a blessing and a curse. For me, it’s been such a gift to have a variety of outlets; when one is not flowing, I can usually find solace in another.

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  20. Wow. I am in total awe of people who can paint / draw.

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  21. areilly88 says:

    I am so honored ❀️

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