“Wide Day”
Pencil, pastel, and watercolor
Having cast a doubtful eye on this painting ever since I finished it last week, I finally figured out what kept bugging me. So, I sat down yesterday and fixed it (as opposed to utterly mucking it up which is what usually happens when one tries to “fix” a watercolor/pastel piece. I’m now perfectly pleased with it.
Here’s the joyfully appropriate song for it…. it’s a strikingly lovely and obviously sincere love song (sung by a woman who’s primarily known for writing some of the most acerbic “love” songs going). Of course, Patti’s made it quite publicly clear, many times, that she wrote it for her dog. Give yourself a rest and go to:
“Oh heavenly day, all the clouds blew away
Got no trouble today with anyone
The smile on your face I live only to see
It’s enough for me, baby, it’s enough for me
Oh, heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day
Tomorrow may rain with sorrow
Here’s a little time we can borrow
Forget all our troubles in these moments so few
All we’ve got right now, the only thing that
All we really have to do
Is have ourselves a heavenly day
Lay here and watch the trees sway
Oh, can’t see no other way, no way, no way
Heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day
No one at my shoulder bringing me fears
Got no clouds up above me bringing me tears
Got nothing to tell you, I’ve got nothing much to say
Only I’m glad to be here with you
On this heavenly, heavenly, heavenly, heavenly
Heavenly day, all the trouble’s gone away
Oh, for a while anyway, for a while anyway
Heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day…”