The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

William Carlos Williams
1923 

Red Wheelbarrow

About these ads

7 Comments on “The Red Wheelbarrow”

  1. Ross C says:

    Is this the often painted wheelbarrow… the one that hasn’t moved for many months? I like the sketch… it has a lot of depth and the fine hatching is very effective. Is this larger than normal?… the detail seems to suggest that it is.

  2. This is one and the same! It has finally moved from its winter location and now is in use, as you can see. The drawing is in a book that is about 9 x 12 although I did crop it a bit.

  3. Ross C says:

    Is this done with the Lamy pen? I think that I am seeing the expressive linework, particularly in the grass.
    And, was your contribution to the gardening more than sketching the wheelbarrow? : )

    • Yes, this was done with the Lamy pen. It works really well when I don’t want to add colour. Oh, the gardening. I have been doing too much sketching lately and not enough gardening. But tomorrow will be my gardening day.

  4. Joan Shouldice says:

    More inspiration? I have always loved Wm. Carlos Williams. Do you know this one?

    This Is Just To Say
    by William Carlos Williams

    I have eaten
    the plums
    that were in
    the icebox

    and which
    you were probably
    saving
    for breakfast

    Forgive me
    they were delicious
    so sweet
    and so cold

  5. Tracey says:

    How wonderful to have these poems recalled. A few years ago a friend commissioned a painting based on This is Just to Say and I’ve always meant to paint one to go with The Red Wheelbarrow but have never gotten to it so thank you for reminding me of it today Shari!
    We have an Arctic freezehere this week after summer last week so I’m interested to see what next week will bring. Maybe some varnishing weather?
    xo Tracey


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,826 other followers