Life is a work in progress

underpainting
Work in progress, John Lyons (70 x 50 cm, oil on canvas)

Life is a work in progress

What we sometimes forget
           that there are many versions
many attempts to get it right
           many stages where we appear
to be getting nowhere and where
           in fact we are getting nowhere
there are setbacks
           and misunderstandings
and hurtful things can be said
           and done on both sides
so there is a time to forgive
           and a time to ask for forgiveness

This is my largest project to date
           seventy by fifty centimetres
and this is the second phase of under-painting
           over a jagged wash of 3 colours
a landscape in which you and I
           get to live out the rest of our days
in peace in harmony
           and in love

John Lyons


 

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