Six Sentence Sunday, 11 September 2011 (The Lost Pissarro)

She painted. Outside, the sun crossed the sky. Under the unchanging light, she painted and fought the difficulties. The impressionist method meant doing it all at once: light and dark, hue and chroma all balanced at once. Not like the academic method, with the monochrome under-painting that upheld the structure of light and dark so that color could be added as another layer of information. No, this was all at once, immersing oneself in the whole problem in one blow.

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12 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, 11 September 2011 (The Lost Pissarro)

  1. Oh, love your descriptions. Nice six.

  2. sassyspeaks says:

    I gather this is a analogy – but an excellent one – never thought of painting like that – superb as usual

  3. Alix says:

    Beautiful description, and the imagery of immersing works so well.

  4. Vivien Dean says:

    I love the moodiness of this. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Amy Durham says:

    I love the way these words hint at a turbulence in her soul. Great six.

  6. Barb says:

    I failed art school because of the darn brushes, meh! Great description (of something I can’t do), though! 🙂

  7. Sonya says:

    Love this, it’s got a poetic feel to it.

  8. Piper says:

    Love, love, this! It’s deep, poetic, and moving. It says so much and does it powerfully. Great six!

  9. Monica Enderle Pierce says:

    This is a lovely and powerful analogy; a lot packed into these few moody sentences.

  10. Gemma Parkes says:

    Beautiful, very descriptive, great six!

  11. One small comment… if the sun is crossing the sky, the light wouldn’t be ‘unchanging’.

    I love the descriptions, though 🙂

    • epbeaumont says:

      The window is north-facing, so from the painter’s point of view the light doesn’t change as dramatically as it would if it were facing east or west–though I notice now that I didn’t explicitly mention that. Notes for revision–thanks!.

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