Saturday, April 5, 2014

Towards 280 (after Wayne Thiebaud)

Vibrant canvas, undulant colors
thin lines of thick paint
streaking white fields
of bright California light.

The blue road plummets

into wider boulevards.

Down steep freeways
over shadowed s-curves
the black cars streak.

Past the pink condo
rising high along the blacktop,
its thrusting blue shadow slicing
the indurate road,

they drive down bright 280

past creamy waves of warehouse

through fields of pale gold,

where at last they converge

on the incipient, blue

Author's Note: 

Painting: Wayne Thiebaud, Towards 280, 1999-2000,
acrylic on canvas, 54 x 60 inches.
Courtesy: LeBaron's Fine Art, Sacramento, CA

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