Artwork and Writings of Irene Tobias Rodriguez

Posts tagged ‘landscape’

West 5th Street

West 5th Street - Acrylic

West 5th Street – Acrylic

Off the Beaten Trail

“Off the Beaten Trail” acrylic

How do I wander?
Off the beaten trail.
How do I wonder?
Right brain will prevail.

I know my mind.
Back door I find.

With intuition I conclude.
Numbers elude.

How do I wander?
With gratitude.
How do I wonder?
Rainbow hued.

(At the time the painting was completed, the bridge from Windsor, Ohio, was closed to cars and accessible to foot traffic only. It has since been rebuilt and is now open to traffic.)

Habitat 2011

“Habitat” acrylic

Here I sit in my garden
Looking out…pardon
I can’t.

Blocked
By gourd vine hedge mess
Out of control, humongous
By tomato record high
Reaching for the sky

Surrounded
By low growing flower
Filled with color power
Spilling over the walk
More than a single stalk

Silence
Broken by bird sings
Broken by hummingbird wings

Next year
I will plant different
Every year I vow
Mistakes will be new
Time will tell how

This year
I’ll enjoy
My habitat

(This was my garden last year. It is much less out of control this year.)

Although you can’t see then in the small image, hidden in the picture are creatures: squirrel, cardinal, butterfly, ladybug, ants, hummingbird, hawk, dragonfly, bumblebee.

Storm Rolling In

storm rolling in

"Storm Rolling In" - watercolor

We watched…

            over the lake

                        angry clouds pass

We saw…

            Suddenly . . .

                        wind shift

We stared…

            mesmerized by

                        the awesome beast

We ran…

chased by monster

                        head for cover

We looked…

out window

torrential rain

We gasped…

            small trees blowing

                        Tall trees falling

We sighed…

            black beast departed

                        calm restored

We were amazed…

            Destructive force

                        size of fallen trees

We thanked

            God

everyone was safe

We remember…

            a Friday evening

                        at Dunkirk Camp

Pillars of Smoke

Around the corner
trees appeared out of the fog
like Pillars of smoke

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Acrylic 16 x 20

Starting as a lighthouse
Not going anywhere.
After setting several years
Why waste a canvas there.

Water nice
Let it stay.
Everything else
Must go away.

What to do?
What can it be?
Lighthouse into island.
Boat Bimini into tree.

Eagle flying in the sky
So high
What do you see from your flight
Over the island from your height?

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