Paint Theory

I have this theory about color. If you’d like it explained, check out “Paint Theory!” To see the photos that accompany this poem, click on “View Original Post” below the poem.

(For dVerse Poets, “Theory.”)

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Paint Theory

Nature abounds in color.
On everything in sight,
the only colors you won’t see 
are boring black and white.

Yet minimalists love what’s spare:
black and white and gray.
A splash of colorhere andthere
is enough, they say.

I agree restraint is best
where decorating goes.
There should be some rules
concerning where paint flows.

On walls and cabinets and floors,
on doorknobs, furniture and doors,
The only place where you should paint
is anywhere where pigment ain’t!

(The photos below may best be seen by clicking on the first one and then the arrows.)


The Prompt word today was “Paint.”

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

14 thoughts on “Paint Theory

  1. robtkistner

    This is charming humorous and damned clever Judy – I love it. My wife and I being artists, we believe the world benefits from color, we would cover it in much texture and fiber, plus a little paint.

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