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RobertSWade
05-24-2007, 03:26 PM
Create an image based on a song lyric or poem. Include the appropriate portion of lyric/poetry. I have a modest example ... :)

"When you see the Southern Cross for the first time,
You understand now why you came this way,
'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from is so small,
But it's as big as the promise, the promise of a coming day."

Stephen Stills / "Southern Cross"

RobertSWade
05-24-2007, 05:13 PM
"You and me and rain on the roof,
Caught up in a summer shower,
Drying while it soaks the flowers,
Maybe we'll be caught for hours,
Waiting out the sun."

The Lovin' Spoonful

Peter Pinckney
05-24-2007, 09:47 PM
"I came upon a child of god
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
Im going on down to yasgurs farm
Im going to join in a rock n roll band
Im going to camp out on the land
Im going to try an get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And weve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden"

Woodstock Joni Mitchell

This is an old picture but I thought it could get a new airing here Bob?

RobertSWade
05-25-2007, 01:17 AM
Good one Peter. Thanks for joining in. :)

Peter Pinckney
05-28-2007, 08:54 AM
"I see a bad moon a-rising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earth quakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

Don't go 'round tonight
it's bound and take your life,
there's a bad moon on the rise."


John Fogarty

Creedence Clearwater Revival

I can't believe no one is posting!!!

RobertSWade
05-28-2007, 09:12 AM
Wow! What a tree! What a sky. I never would have thought of doing fog with the knife. Dynamite image Peter.

Bumble
05-31-2007, 09:01 AM
Wow Great stuff....Peter I love your bad moon rising :D
Robert..... :D Rain on the roof is very romantic :D

hinket
06-03-2007, 08:34 AM
"Last night I had the strangest dream
I'd ever dreamed before
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To put an end to war."


Serena Ryder - CD: If Your Memory Serves You Well
"Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream"

D Akey
06-03-2007, 10:14 AM
@ Peter

I really love that imagery. Very graphic and beautifully managed. I agree with Bob. The handling of your paint is imaginative and delightful.

D Akey
06-03-2007, 10:20 AM
@ hinket,

What a fine, personal piece this is. It has a hand crafted collage feel, reminiscent of the 1960s peace movement (to me).

Wonderfully appropriate as a personal expression of Peace on earth and the optimism one has for how we can live in harmony.

The rainbow, showing harmonic diversity, a layered progression and a storm passed through to good weather.

Never heard the song that I know of, but the spirit of it comes through your work here I imagine..

Bobbi
06-03-2007, 02:31 PM
Pinckney, Bad Moon, what great colors and I love that you can feel the mood of the painting.

RobertSWade
06-04-2007, 08:15 AM
I haven't heard that song in sooooo many years Hinket ... written by Ed McCurdy in 1950 and covered by Simon and Garfunkel in the early 60's. Thanks for the wonderful interpretation.

Aged P
06-04-2007, 10:30 AM
I thought I'd cheer everybody up a bit! :roll:

Phil

Peter Pinckney
06-04-2007, 11:40 AM
In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed the seas
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines.................ALL TOGETHER NOW...........

RobertSWade
06-04-2007, 01:07 PM
Do not cry, do not weep
For the dark ship is taking us
To the time where all is sleep.

And the raven who is wise
Unruffled takes a feather
To cast it in the dying sea
Far from mortal eyes.

He knows the time is come
And watching waits above the sails
To catch the last remaining sun.

And that ship without a crew
Unshaken by the weather
Laughing cuts the waves of tears.

And the passenger is you.

The Raven ... Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde

Peter Pinckney
06-04-2007, 11:06 PM
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free
Blackbird fly
Blackbird fly
Into the light of a dark black night


A little known group called The Beatles

jvolkel
06-08-2007, 06:26 PM
OK guys and gals, here's my little quickie addition to the song fest....

99 Bottles of beer on the wall
99 Bottles of beer.
If one of those bottles happens to fall,
98 bottles of beer on the wall!

\/
\/

8 blobbles of fleer on thw flawl
8 blobbles of fleer.....

Anon...

RobertSWade
06-08-2007, 06:29 PM
LOL

Peter Pinckney
06-09-2007, 08:56 AM
Artist: King, Ben E. Lyrics
Song: Stand by Me Lyrics
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

RobertSWade
06-09-2007, 09:00 AM
Wonderful Peter! A little spooky, a little romantic. Ideal image for those lyrics.

D Akey
06-09-2007, 04:29 PM
PETER!!!!! Blackbird made my jaw drop. What a surprise and delight. That's an exquisite image that could rival any designer's work. Absolutely brilliant.

And I'm being reserved about that.

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Then I had some beer and sang a few bottles. . . yo hoooooooo!!!!!!!

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And then there was that incredible blue work. Fantastic. Really making it sing, for sure.

RobertSWade
06-09-2007, 04:36 PM
Doh! Somehow I missed Blackbird. Wow, wonderful concept and execution!

screenpainter
06-09-2007, 05:40 PM
Wow, I am just finding the blackbird too... that is wonderful graphic! Thanks guys for bringing this back to our attention. Awesome job Peter!

Aged P
06-11-2007, 08:32 AM
Hi D Akey,

I moved this out of Friendly's post on the main gallery..

Picture soon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZZupSur8_U

Gliddy glub gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy
La la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba
Le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla
Nooby abba naba
Early morning singing song

Ah, they don't write songs like that anymore!

Phil

D Akey
06-11-2007, 01:09 PM
Brought a tear to my eye!

She (and her producer) got the late 60's exactly right. I was a little apprehensive when I saw it was a different artist. But noooo. . . was magic.

Perfect voice and energy for this song. I even like it better than the original that Oliver recorded that got all that play on AM radio back when. . . And he was perfect back then.

Just marveling how there's something symmetrical about this being a memory with your daughter.

You conjure pretty good! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Aged P
06-11-2007, 06:33 PM
Hi D Akey

"He who throws nothing away!" just got the souvenir key ring out, with the little micro colour slide of the two of us sitting at the table in the camp. :lol:
My daughter isn't in the pic because she sat opposite us.

I was on holiday/vacation and I wore a tie? :?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture and a song must be worth a whole lot more.

Phil

D Akey
06-11-2007, 08:20 PM
Apologies to everyone but Aged P for the digression. He'll probably come willingly.

That link you gave made a huge impression on me. Dragged my wife in to listen to it. We both were gobsmacked by her rendition of Good Morning Starshine.

Serena Ryder reminded me of somebody. . . I finally figured out who. . .

Melanie, whose voice isn't nearly so throaty and bitchen that way, is great in her own right. I think she and Serena Ryder are pretty much pressed from the same master.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhRjDLptg5E&mode=related&search=

I am also showing you Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) so you'll remember the collision between dress codes and hair, and casual and formal and God knows what. Was all up for grabs. Like who knew that one shouldn't dress for dinner when camping. Check out these styles and I think you won't judge a nice conservative tie for field and trails, and archery and the like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz9sjMGUM9k&mode=related&search=

Aged P
07-27-2007, 07:04 AM
Hi Hinket,

I re-browsed and found your mention of buying the Serena Ryder album from iTunes.

Never tried doing that, so I signed up, clicked the clickables and then only got 14 out of the 16 tracks! :roll:

Just started to try and get the other two from Apple, Was Good Morning Starshine one of the two missing? You betcha sweet bippy.

I will paint along to the rest of them for now. :)

Phil

hinket
07-27-2007, 10:08 AM
Hey Aged P,

Did you click "Buy Album" $10.99 next to the CD picture?
Or did you click each song separately in the song list?
Makes a difference in price as whole album is usually cheaper!

If the whole album, maybe your ISP server shut off for a moment, in which case iTunes should continue download after you advise them.

Are you going to burn yours to CD also?

I just finished making 2 playlists for Sinead O'Connor's Theology, for burning, as iTunes does not split them halfway when you leave it up to them to split it.
Their split was 1-19 and 20-22 :D :D :D

And now you can send iTunes gift certificated to your relatives. :)

PS: thanks for the link to Youtube for her videos.

Aged P
07-27-2007, 05:46 PM
Hi Hinket,

I clicked for the album and downloaded what was in their file. They offered a new hi-fi format so I accepted that. It might be where they have the problem.

Their search system is surprisingly clunky for a world mega-corps.

I now blame you for my eventual impoverishment, it is just so easy to pay when you want another song. :D

Phil

Aged P
07-28-2007, 09:03 AM
Hi Guys,


Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh
Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh

Phil

D Akey
07-28-2007, 09:28 AM
What song is that?

Fantastic painting!!!

RobertSWade
07-28-2007, 09:42 AM
Police ... "Message in a Bottle".
great image Phil.

Aged P
07-28-2007, 09:51 AM
Hi Bob and D akey,

Yep, Message in a bottle.

(It turned out a bit Bob Ross meets Salvador Dali. :D)

The new blender, given a lot of time, does a mean cloud and wave.

I used one of Fashmir's pallettes/swatches to find a suitable green.

Phil

D Akey
07-28-2007, 09:52 AM
Thanks.

The 'oh' on the end fooled me. I thought it might have been a maritime folk song.

But I should have recognized Sting from his use of his introspective isolation metaphor and headlong rush into "dispair - oh".

Didn't quite sound like a jaunty drinking jig, matee.

"I'll send and SOS to the world. . ." Harder to snag without the hook, Cap'n.

Got it now.


:lol:

Phil, your blending is really super cool. Color's awesome too. But I really like the Dalie-sque approach to the shapes and compostion.

Aged P
07-28-2007, 10:01 AM
Hi D akey,

I'd never thought of it as a Folk song! But without the music it fits straight into the "Oh come all ye..." subset of folk. Usually sung with one hand over an ear. :lol:

Phil

Peter Pinckney
07-31-2007, 09:33 AM
Thought of this one to go with an old pic I did..................seminal group that helped shape my musical being.......

Buffalo Springfield - Bluebird Lyrics


Listen to my bluebird laugh.
She can't tell you why.
Deep within her heart, you see,
She knows only crying.
Just crying.
There she sits, a lofty perch.
Strangest color blue.
Flying is forgotten now.
Thinks only of you.
Just you.
So, get all those blues,
Must be a thousand hues.
And be just differently used.
You just know.
You sit there mesmerized
By the depth of those eyes
That you can't categorize.
She got soul.
She got soul.
She got soul.
She got soul!
Do you think she knows you?
Do you think at all?
Soon she's going to fly away.
Sadness is her own.
Reverse of a death of tears
And go home, and go home.

RobertSWade
07-31-2007, 09:42 AM
OMG! Long time, big time, Buffalo Springfield fan and that is one of my favorites.

D Akey
07-31-2007, 12:04 PM
I have to confess that I went through all of Buffalo Springfield and CSN CSNY
CSNY (+ the Professor and Mary Ann or whoever the other 2 were)

and I never once heard a sad song. But these lyrics could be sorta sad. Yet when I patch through the music and singing, I'm right back to joyous. Can't help it. They are so harmonious.

Groovy art Pete. Haven't we seen the young lady before. . . in Pink?

Has a really nice feel to the way you established the composition through the arcing lines and straights.

The_Walrus
07-31-2007, 12:54 PM
Here comes the storm to swallow us whole,
Now, its here and seeping into our soul,
wait there's hope...but no.

The words came after the painting, but I thought it might still apply

RobertSWade
07-31-2007, 01:00 PM
That is a powerful image! Made all the more so by your verse.

Peter Pinckney
08-05-2007, 11:39 AM
"Desperado"

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get

The_Walrus
08-05-2007, 12:25 PM
I Like that one a lot.

irishrose
09-19-2007, 04:18 AM
You guys rock... I just found this forum and hope to be posting soon! ArtRage had a way better learning curve than Painter... selling that Painter just as soon as I can. Go ArtRAGE!!!!! I love the paintings here!

Your newbie friend,
Rose, Ponte Vedra, FL

Martha Weatherall
09-21-2010, 05:53 PM
This is the title of a poem by Dylan Thomas and I had it read at my father's funeral. He, himself, was a poet and struggled against the world.

Peter Pinckney
01-21-2011, 10:54 PM
These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Mark Knopfler Dire Straits

Alexandra
03-03-2011, 12:06 AM
Beautiful Peter.:):):):):)

Sophiya
05-26-2011, 05:46 AM
that is just wow. wonderful work, peter.

sandyg
06-20-2011, 11:13 AM
I've been away awhile, but I must say I really enjoyed going through this thread, great work everyone.

MSIE
07-24-2011, 01:40 AM
sometimes I just write down what I'm listening to :rolleyes:
I did that as a kid/teen for hours, sometimes resulting in the paper being torn to pieces :cool:

fortunately this doesn't happen with digital painting software :D
anyways, here's some scribbling with added doodles.
(click to enlarge)

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"Gonna build myself a castle high up in the clouds.
There'll be skies outside my window.
Lose these streets and crowds.
Dance the night away ...

Will find myself an ocean,
Sail into the blue.
Live with golden swordfish,
Forget the time of you.
Dance the night away ...

Dance myself to nothing,
Vanish from this place.
Gonna turn myself to shadow
So I can't see your face.
Dance the night away ..."

Cream, 1967

coops
08-01-2011, 01:50 AM
This is a great thread that I have just found so I thought I would have a go:)

DONT LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON MY - Elton John
Don't let the sun go down on me
Although I search myself, it's always someone else I see
I'd just allow a fragment of your life to wander free
But losing everything is like the sun going down on me

MSIE
08-20-2011, 10:33 AM
Eric Clapton again .. :)

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You Were There - Eric Clapton - Pilgrim

We made the distance,
Yeah, we made the day.
You made all the difference
'Cause you found the way.

Without your wisdom
Lord, where would we be
Lost in the wilderness,
Somewhere out at sea.

But you were there
Through the days of wine and madness,
When I'd always put you down.
You were there
Through my joys and my sadness
And you never let me down.

You found the meaning
And helped me to see
Where I was going to
All that I could be.

Without permission
You turned the key.
You climbed the prison wall
Deep inside of me.

You were there
Through the days of wine and madness
When I'd turn and put, put you down.
You were there
Through my joys and my sadness
And you never let me down.

You were there
Through the days of wine and madness
When I'd turn and put, put you down.
You were there
Through my joys and my sadness
And you never let me down.
Let me down.

You were there.
You were there.
You were there.

MJSparks
08-20-2011, 11:33 AM
Photo and poem by me, taken into Artrage and put together.


Was a poem about the passing of my Grandad. Seems to be the appropriate place for it. :)

Peter Pinckney
08-20-2011, 11:41 AM
WOW! Touching Magen..............and so beautiful!

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D Akey
02-09-2012, 11:04 AM
Bob, where the heck you gone? This is a great idea and thread. Lots of good pics.

shadowslake
04-10-2012, 01:26 AM
Dark Street

Dark street.
Neon light.
A girl to meet.
There was a fight.
She was laying there dripping in blood.
Broken body soaked in mud.
I touched her cheek.
It was warm.
I picked her up.
Her dress was torn.
I was late tonight of all nights.
This isn't right.
Blond hair flowing.
She was lovely.
Where was she going.
Was she the one to meet me?
She sighed.
Then died.
My love died.
Then I cried.

Joseph Spivey
2012

coops
04-11-2012, 08:11 PM
This song is very dear to my heart and I can still hear my father singing it. He had a very powerful and beautiful voice.



Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to April showers,
Here is the point you should never miss.

Though April showers may come your way,
They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So if it's raining, have no regrets,
Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (It's raining violets,)
And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.

And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.

I hope you enjoy the painting that goes along with it

limey-g
04-12-2012, 01:04 AM
Some really interesting compositions in this thread ,alas I have enough trouble painting, it would be beyond me to become a poet as well.
Well done everyone , I admire you all.
Geoff

barnburner
04-12-2012, 05:22 AM
Slow Movin Outlaw

This is probably my favorite song written by Willie Nelson. I first heard it when Waylon Jennings put it on an album around 1973. It moved me the first time I heard it, and it still moves me today.

All the old stations are being torn down, and the high flying trains no longer roar.
The floors are all sagging, with boards that are suffering, from not being used anymore.
Things are all changing, the world's rearranging, a time that will soon be no more.
Where has a slow movin', once quick draw outlaw, got to go?

The whiskey that once settled the dust, and tasted so fine, now tastes of pain.
And the memories it once blotted out, come back stronger, more clearly, with each drink you take.
The women that warmed you, once thought so pretty, now look haggard and old.
Where has a slow movin,' once quick draw outlaw, got to go?

The land where I travel, once fashioned with beauty, now stands with scars on her face.
The wide open spaces, are closing in quickly, from the weight of the whole human race.
It's not that I blame them, for claiming her bounty, I just wish they'd taken it slow.
Cause where has a slow movin', once quick draw outlaw, got to go?
Where has a slow movin', once quick draw outlaw got to go?

D Akey
04-12-2012, 07:02 PM
This song is very dear to my heart and I can still hear my father singing it. He had a very powerful and beautiful voice.



Life is not a highway strewn with flowers,
Still it holds a goodly share of bliss,
When the sun gives way to April showers,
Here is the point you should never miss.

Though April showers may come your way,
They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So if it's raining, have no regrets,
Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (It's raining violets,)
And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.

And where you see clouds upon the hills,
You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
So keep on looking for a blue bird, And list'ning for his song,
Whenever April showers come along.

I hope you enjoy the painting that goes along with it


Lovely as ever, Ms Coops. Nothing like a song from daddy to brighten the day. Your dad must have been a good singer. My dad loved to sing too.

My April showers are in the. . . the shower. I sing torch songs, but the shower makes it hard to keep them lit. Like they say, location, location, location. . .

D Akey
04-12-2012, 07:18 PM
Slow Movin Outlaw

This is probably my favorite song written by Willie Nelson. I first heard it when Waylon Jennings put it on an album around 1973. It moved me the first time I heard it, and it still moves me today.

All the old stations are being torn down, and the high flying trains no longer roar.
The floors are all sagging, with boards that are suffering, from not being used anymore.
Things are all changing, the world's rearranging, a time that will soon be no more.
Where has a slow movin', once quick draw outlaw, got to go?

The whiskey that once settled the dust, and tasted so fine, now tastes of pain.
And the memories it once blotted out, come back stronger, more clearly, with each drink you take.
The women that warmed you, once thought so pretty, now look haggard and old.
Where has a slow movin,' once quick draw outlaw, got to go?

The land where I travel, once fashioned with beauty, now stands with scars on her face.
The wide open spaces, are closing in quickly, from the weight of the whole human race.
It's not that I blame them, for claiming her bounty, I just wish they'd taken it slow.
Cause where has a slow movin', once quick draw outlaw, got to go?
Where has a slow movin', once quick draw outlaw got to go?

How about Weylon Jennings? Couldn't find Willie Nelson.

I was spared this kind of sentiment though in that I wanted to be a cowboy when I was a kid, but could never find "The West".

Like so many others, my family left Ohio and we went west. We finally hit the Pacific Ocean and couldn't go any farther. But it wasn't far enough, so we built piers in the ocean just to get a little farther West. (Thank you Gallagher). . .

I appreciate this song a lot. But there should be some kind of lament for those who never found the cowboy way. . . except on TV and such songs.

If you had/have this kind of lifestyle I envy you. That burning barn makes for a really nice sky. . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBHdGEoVxTg

barnburner
04-12-2012, 10:34 PM
How about Weylon Jennings? Couldn't find Willie Nelson.

I was spared this kind of sentiment though in that I wanted to be a cowboy when I was a kid, but could never find "The West".

Like so many others, my family left Ohio and we went west. We finally hit the Pacific Ocean and couldn't go any farther. But it wasn't far enough, so we built piers in the ocean just to get a little farther West. (Thank you Gallagher). . .

I appreciate this song a lot. But there should be some kind of lament for those who never found the cowboy way. . . except on TV and such songs.

If you had/have this kind of lifestyle I envy you. That burning barn makes for a really nice sky. . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBHdGEoVxTg

So glad you looked up the youtube for this. The neat thing about this song is that I think that it works for everybody in one sense of another, at some point in their lives, regardless of location.. Thank you very much.! :):)

coops
04-14-2012, 05:41 AM
Amusing as ever dear Mr Akey, yes my dad had rather a splendid voice, nice to hear that you father sang also.:)
I enjoyed the trip out west via your link, thanks very much it was quite a trip:)
Nice reading yours too Barnburner but I kinda knew that would be your type of music from your writing:)

Selby
04-14-2012, 07:25 AM
How did I miss this gorgeous thread?

got to carve some time out to make a submission for this space:)