Tag Archives: beauty

AUTUMN LEAVES

Yesterday as I drove to have a CatScan to see if I had kidney stones, I took the scenic route.  The Victory Memorial Parkway was alive with brilliant color even though the skies were sunless and a few drizzles of … Continue reading

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AUTUMN PEAK

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© An early morning stroll leads to a tapestry Of faded leaves and brittle branches, Colors have reached the apex, Reds have turned to burnished crimson, Greens to chartreuse and golden yellows, … Continue reading

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MUTED

Colors subdued, perfunctory, underwhelmed, Yet in the palette of unimportant hues, We are held captive to the beauty, Our lives can be ordinary, uneventful, mundane, But still the array of light, shadows, darkness and aloneness, We can be held captive … Continue reading

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A WORKING DATE

Yesterday I tagged along with my artist husband to experience, first hand, what it’s like to paint outdoors.  Most of these excursions don’t produce final masterpieces, but are more of a study in light, shadows, feeling the environment and a … Continue reading

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BEAUTY WITHIN

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What does a plein air artist do when the weather simply won’t allow for outdoor painting?  It’s too hot, humid, cloudy and even a little windy.  They retreat to the recesses of … Continue reading

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SUBJECT MATTER

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© As we walk this world of living, the paths wind through different ways, They can take us to a landscape, glowing with a magic, morning haze, They can point to things eternal, we … Continue reading

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ALONG A COUNTRY ROAD

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Morning sheds its whimsical glow upon an old country road, Sunlight flits in and out of the foliage, Creating patterns on the cobblestoned path, Wind gently caresses the trees, Dreams are … Continue reading

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POWER

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A raging surge of power pours, From a glacial lake on the mountain top, Swirling, Twirling, Tumbling, Searching, Opening the gates of heaven, Forging a path of beauty and majesty, The mad … Continue reading

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BEAUTY WITHIN

The old saying, “Beauty is only skin deep.” always confused me as a teenager, especially when so much emphasis was placed on physical appearance. Young girls compare themselves by what they wear, how they fix their hair, what their teeth … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When it seems that all is gone and the days stretch on too long, There is hope and consolation in God’s perfect preservation, He provides for every need, even when there’s … Continue reading

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EAGLE’S NEST

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Nestled in a grove of trees, just beyond the road, A mother sits as dad descends to fetch a bit of food, The mammoth nest will soon give rest to hungry baby … Continue reading

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MAJESTIC IS HIS NAME

“May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works, who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!”                    Psalm 104:31-32 ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY … Continue reading

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PATH TO ANGELS’ WINGS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© After Paul found out he had macular degeneration, I was concerned that his paintings might be affected.  I WAS WRONG.   A blue-grey sky, rolls swiftly by, the clouds enwrap its glory, The … Continue reading

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SEASONS

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Remnants of a frozen past, dangling branches kissed at last, Dreams of respite from the cold, thoughts of ever growing old, Sapped of life and wanting more, grasping for that final … Continue reading

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FREE FALLING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A plethora of color weaving in and out of the sun drenched water, Tumbling over rocks and dead branches in its path, Energy exuberant, light amazing, threads of crimson, indigo, gold, Dancing, churning, forcing, … Continue reading

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IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” Pablo Picasso An artist has the ability … Continue reading

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PEACE IN THE VALLEY

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© Trees contain the swirling power of a raging creek after a storm, They stand at attention and then bow as they receive a cold splash of refreshment, Branches whisper to each passing droplet, As if speaking a … Continue reading

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CITY SCAPE

ORIGINAL PLEIN AIR PAINTING BY PAUL T. BOECHER© A string of box cars clatter across the tracks – chugging, clanking, rattling, Slowly creeping through the city, on a mission to somewhere, What lies within those cars? Is it something perishable, something … Continue reading

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ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© To capture the essence of a hazy, purple sunrise, To  brush strokes of muted lavender and gold, To place a creature within the environment, To temper, refine, correct, re-do, The life of an artist, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE

Original art by Paul T. Boecher© A cobblestone path, a house made of mortar and brick, With shutters to shade, open windows to cool, The doors were not locked, its light was a lone candlestick, A fire to cook on and … Continue reading

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