Print (Glicee archival print on textured paper)
*Large print overall paper size: 25 7/8” wide x 17 3/4” high. This includes a 1” border of paper around the art. The art itself is 16” x 24” .
**Small print overall paper size: 14”wide by 9 3/4″ high. This includes a 1” border of paper around the art. The art itself is 12” x 8”
Intense orange afterglow in sky at sunset. Glassy luminous blue and viridian green on the water surface. Shades of blue from midnight blue to pale blue light the overlapping bluffs on the river edge.
You might want to know: Poet Paul Martin requested the use of this painting as a cover for his poetry book Floating on the Lehigh. Soon after it was published, Garrison Keillor read Martin’s poem ‘The First Voyages Out’ from Floating on the Lehigh on Writer’s Almanac. Its at the end of the 5 minute audio piece.
Paul Martin was Winner of the 2015 Grayson Books Chapbook Competition.
I love what fellow poet John Stanizzi said about Martin’s poems in this book, and I hope my painting embodied these sentiments as well.
“Each poem in Floating on the Lehigh is buoyant and clear, a powerfully understated, beautifully written commemoration of the might and magnificence of nature and our tenuous, fickle, irresistible relationship with it. Every poem is a small stone over which the rivers of clarity and intelligence flow gracefully.”