Sunday, January 29

Art Attack

An artist called Spike,
when his muse strikes,
rushes for brushes and palette.
He mixes his paint
with a fervour that's quaint -
while he dances a colourful ballette(!)

In front of his easel
he strides up and down
while genius burns.
Though he looks like a clown
all his pictures are worth a small fortune!

The critics agree
he's an anomaly
but his fortune continues to burgeon.
He sings as he works
and despite all his quirks,
his hands have the skill of a surgeon,
as golden ratio sections defy all detection
with lines both unusual and free.

But the price that he'll charge
would need to be halved
to appeal to a pauper like me!

Written for The Mag, where Tess gave us a picture, Red Spot II, Wallisy Kandinsky for inspiration this week, from which I have chosen a detail to adapt for this post.

34 comments:

  1. There are quite a lot of Maggers who aren't taking this week's picture seriously! Shame on them! (Exits stage left, chuckling.)

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    1. Serious, Doc? What does that word mean? LOL

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  2. I like how you've zoomed in on a section of the painting, Jinksy and your "Spike" character is a riot! (literally and figuratively)

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  3. playful magpie,
    love the rhyming as well.
    fantastic read.

    :)

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  4. What a skilled surgeon he is...I must say your own version of the (Magpie) pictures are also works of art ~

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  5. Very witty..I say buy! The price will only increase!

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  6. That flowed excellently. Nice one.

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  7. I totally love the stanza which begins, "He sings as he works..." His hands do have the skill of a surgeon. Thank you for this tongue-in-cheek submission. It's perfect.

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  8. It is quite clever how you zeroed in on one piece of this painting, seeing and imagining a painter, and making this your own. Loved it!

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  9. Wonderful, Jinksy. Brilliant, as others have said, to use just a part of the painting. You never disappoint.
    K

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  10. ha there are a lot of artists that i would love to own a painting by but yes it is an expensive habit no matter how brilliant they are...

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  11. Loved your poem....made me smile for sure!! And that painting is fabulous!
    Wish my pocketbook was burgeoning for sure!! Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. I do like some of his paintings- however I would put my few dollars toward a Miro first... :)

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  12. Love it! I agree that his paintings wouldn't be the first thing I'd spend that sort of money on!

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  13. I'm a pauper, you're a pauper .. paupers all are we! Very clever Ms. Penny!

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    1. "Sell house - stop
      Buy spikes canvas - stop
      good investment - stop"

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    2. Hehehe! There speaks one with an eye to the future!

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  15. I'd sooner spend my coin on your poetry than his "art"
    rel

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  16. I'm off to the nearest art gallery to invest in a painting, after reading some of the advice in the comments above! Nice one, Jinksy...

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  17. I always a good critic's opinion!

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  18. and the missing word was 'enjoy'

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    1. That's OK - I read between your lines, and came up with much the same idea! LOL

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  19. Ha! Seriousness with wit! Love it.

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  20. What a fabulous read. We can all count on you for a giggle!

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  21. Great fun, Jinksy. Thanks!

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  22. Brilliant Pen. WishI had written that! - Dave

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