Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Painting

Writing Exercise: Observe and Write for 15 minutes about something in the room. Be descriptive.

The painting is the first thing you notice in the living room.  Its flames almost jump off the wall.  They crackle and dance under a star-filled midnight sky. The fire burns hot near its base with a brazen maroon smile that leaps higher before it fades to oranges and yellows.  The campfire scene warms the room in any season.  The canvas, painted by a joyful 5 year old and her mother, is mounted on a gold-dust colored wall above a white mantle piece that frames the real fireplace.  

Painting by Dawn and Gillian Hamsher

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