Saturday, March 17, 2007

Legend of Pegasus and a Field of Flowers

Landscape, Still Life Portrait Commissions and A Legend of Pegasus

Legend of a Pegasus
I adore you.
I lie down among the flowers
I feel the journey
the flight I longed for.

I imagine them clearly.
I see my pegasus fly
mane and tail
flowing past the night
meeting with the dragon
doing my bid
my battle.

still life portraits
commission me.
I paint the sky and rest there.
I am a token of the breath of flowers.
I speak for them
call upon the moonlight
to reassure my pathway.
My flowers call me in the dark
I rest with one eye open.

Ahh dragon
know my wonderful legend
a history with lessons
a pegasus, a unicorn
a traveler of light.
Do not blend the colors
I want to see them clearly
hold up all your ornaments
I will adore them
they are your jewels
of your well traveled history.
I want to breathe it forever.

I feel me floating
flowers everywhere
like stars in the night
I hear them singing
on the landscape I painted.
I was commissioned by the sun.
Petals of white and pink
I rest my head there
feel the warmth.
In the distance I hear waterfalls
my unicorn drinks in tomorrows adventure.

I wait in longing for the other side
a dream known fully.
I will arrive there surely
as my brush hears my intentions.
I stroke my own sadness
plant a forget- me- not
in the air.
A well kept dragon indeed
softened by baby roses and babies breath
or was it one single orchid?

by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
17 March 2007

ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

I paint and sculpt female fantasy art and map faery tale adventures. I dream of beautiful women on canvas and art of exotic women. Giclee canvas art work, greeting cards and posters are available for sale on my website.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I want to share a lovely poem written by one of my newsletter subscribers.
Juan wrote this for his wife Lani as you can see.
So beautiful. The little painting above is not of roses. I guess I should paint some of those dear and lovely creatures.

Here is Juan Lugo's poem:


Poem to my wife, Lani.

A rose unfurled, waking from its slumber and sent forth its fragrance

It slowly curled around my heart and found a place that held your vision

I held it gently to my breast as long as I dared, before I passed it on

Its fragrance whispering, "I love you."

Juan Lugo


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

"Cattleya Hybrid Orchid"

Magenta and pink "Cattleya Hybrid Orchid" 4 1/2x11 watercolor and ink on paper.

Living in Hawaii,I have many orchids in my yard.

About 30 orchid plants sit on display in front of a house across the street from the Post Office in Pahoa, Hawaii. You can purchase them for $2. ea.!! You pick out the ones you want and put your money in a regular white envelope that is thumb tacked to the side of their house. Until recently a little old woman lived there. She passed away right before Christmas. One day we got a wrong number, who called twice. My husband wound up talking to the woman on the other end who had misdialed the call for a half hour! It turned out she was in distress about the woman who lived across from the Post Office who had 'just passed'. They decided to still sell orchids there in her honor. So if you ever visit Big Island be sure to check out the orchids in Pahoa. I am sure that the little old lady will be watching.

Wow... only in Hawaii!

Friday, November 25, 2005

"Hawaii's State Flower"

Hawaii's State Flower" 4 1/2x11 watercolor and ink on paper

This is a red Hybiscus. I wear them a lot in my hair because they last all day.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

"Blossoms From The Orchid Tree"

"Blossoms From The Orchid Tree" 4 1/2x11 watercolor and ink on paper

Monday, November 21, 2005

"Anthurium, Red & Green Obake"

"Anthurium, Red & Green Obake" 4 1/2x11 watercolor on paper

You can find these all over Hawaii. They almost look like plastic they are so perfect. They come in a host of colors and last forever.