If I were a painter

Artist Palette With Basic Colors And Palette Knives

If I were a painter

My knife’s edge would glimmer with life

And lost in a canvass of white

Its spectre would carve

Only you.

A palette of shadows:

Burnt umber will blend with your soul,

Through darkness will seek earthly light

Enthral in my chase

And subdue

Time’s quickening tempo.

Β 

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This poem was inspired by Sergey Gusev’s portrait painting tutorial “How To Paint Like Old Masters.”

Sergey Gusev Art

http://www.sergey-gusev.com

In this video tutorial I will show how to paint a man’s portrait using colours of old painters: ochre, umber, ultramarine and white.

I am using a knife only. I blend colours on the palette and paint the portrait using my palette knifes of different sizes,

Thanks for watching! Subscribe to my channel – new portrait paintings are coming in a few days!

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21 thoughts on “If I were a painter

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  2. Bob Ross was an awesome painter with an awesome afro.

    If I were a painter I would be like Bob, just no afro.

    • I created while watching the painter bring life to his canvass and listening to the classical music accompanying his journey. I could not help but be inspired. Thank you, Susan.

  3. The last two lines are fabulous.

    I’ve dabbled a little in painting, but not enough to be good at it. It’s a very pleasant activity once you get everything set up and get into it. I’d recommend that anyone give it a try. You can do a lot with one canvas and three tubes of paint, if you pick the right colors.

    • I favour charcoal, but have always wanted to give oil painting a try. Will let you know if I dare attempt it. Unfortunately my painting days were cut short for lack of funds when I was a child. I got just enough schooling to master basic technique, but nothing beyond that. A few years ago I created a series of charcoal drawings for a boutique hotel: original art for the “family connection” πŸ˜‰ Now I wish I had been a little more adventurous… And subdue / Time’s quickening tempo.

      • I like charcoal, too, and I love pastel chalk. I’ve dabbled a little in acrylics, and managed to produce one painting good enough to hang on a wall (it took weeks). Visual media is difficult, but I think it’s worth the effort, if you have the time an motivation for it.

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