Category Archives: art

Pheonix rising —and gone!

I am both happy and somewhat sad this week. I exhibited several of my paintings at Ytterbium, the 2019 Eastercon — a science fiction convention that was held across the Easter weekend. Amazingly I sold three paintings, which is wonderful, but this means that I will never see my lovely Phoenix again. She’s off to Los Angeles California and this is all I now have of her:

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Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

 

Here I am at the Eastercon Art Show with my paintings:

The Colour of Dragons

The colour of dragons
Depends

Sweet green for new hatchlings
To hide in high grasses

Black and red for an Emperor
Or a burner of crops
Many turn as gold as their treasure
Perhaps part of ageing

What colour a city dragon
Lurking on rooftops?

In Paris, creamy white as the buildings
In Berlin and London
Perhaps a glassy hue
Criss-crossed

In Amsterdam?
Turquoise and purple
With scarlet undertones………

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

I’m at Eastercon (the UK national Science Fiction convention) this weekend, with paintings in the Art Show……..

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Painting and Poem: Art for my sake

P1180444Art for my sake

Brush in hand
I decide on the first stroke
Relieved to have got this far
Having chosen what to paint
Searching through ideas
Photos
Then mixing the colours
A bit of this
No, not that
Thinning, adding
Finally
Pausing
Contemplating the paper
That moment of peace
Stillness
Before I take action

Both painting and poem Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond