Colourless Expressions

Consciousness commands
a shift of focus
tired of the clash of colours
stimulation overload
my muse is leaning towards
the nuance of black and white

A study of shadows
and shading
and how light
arouses the soul

Speak to me in subtleties
she whispers
in tones suggestive
of hidden depths
I am listening

And so I submerge myself
clear the palette of vibrant hues
and take up the lowly pencil
seek the promise
in a colourless world.

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge:  a colourless world.  Sketch my own.)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

28 thoughts on “Colourless Expressions”

  1. What lovely scene you’ve created, V.J. ❤ There are so many shades of grey to discover when creating with black and white. In monochrome, the bare bones of an image are revealed, filled with textural delights. I find that converting a photo to monochrome can reveal an interesting world beyond colour, where shadows and light are key elements. 🙂

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