One way to make paintings more poetic is to go directly to the source: the poem. Using poetry as inspiration for a specific painting is not a new idea. The Romantic poets inspired hundreds of paintings in their time. I am currently doing a series of studies based on Robert Frost poems. At some point I will take the best and create larger paintings. The painting below is from my imagination and inspired by Frost’s poem “Stopping by The Woods on a Snowing Evening.” Visit The Poetry Foundation website for more inspiration! -Eden
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.