Engagement, baby’s mittens
Engagement, baby’s mittens, ocean floor,
Palermo rose, Lake Tahoe, timid white,
Iguana green, blue echo, sycamore,
Unspoken love, dark lilac, nighty night.
Tomato tango, tint of mint, rustique,
Petunia, modern romance, wild mush-
Room, vintage claret, Celtic folklore, week-
End get-away, alfresco, royal flush.
Plum martini, Oklahoma wheat;
Confetti, evening skyline, sun-kissed peach!
Radicchio, badlands, raisin torte, heartbeat,
Durango dust, begonia, desert beach.
Caliente, iron mountain, camouflage,
Approaching storm, pink panther, gray mirage.
Temptation, vapor, tea room
Temptation, vapor, tea room, carbon copy,
Enchanted, bistro blue, tequila lime,
Veranda view, inspired, purple poppy,
Sleepy hollow, fancy pants, showtime—
Safari, sour apple, featherbed,
Rattan, Pearl Harbor, magic potion, yoke,
Lost locket, instinct, topsoil, bull’s eye red,
Adagio, clearest ocean, artichoke.
Whirlpool, poolside, pool blue, poolside blue!
Mink violet, sultan’s palace, Amsterdam,
Etruscan, razzle dazzle, rainfor’st dew…
Dreamy, spring azalea, buttered yam.
Soft satin, night horizon, silver chain,
Exotic purple, sun porch, let it rain.
My inner sanctum, swizzle
My inner sanctum, swizzle stick, flambé,
Eureka, heavy armour, lobster lake.
Fernopolis, imperfect pearl, ballet,
Route 66, with wonder, berry shake.
Get a grip, sullen mist, plastic pear,
Kitten fluff, splatter green, tipper teal,
Cabin fever, potting soil, wicker chair,
Graffiti plum, umbrella, spinning wheel.
Translucent, date night, fluffy biscuit, hit
The jackpot, traffic jam, moss bed.
Two-wheeler, neon carrot, cable knit,
Allium poof, October leaves, dogsled.
Polenta, swamp fog, windburn, cashmere throw,
Majestic grape, futonic, inner glow.
Poetic princess, puddle
Poetic princess, puddle, bagel, O-
Riental eggplant, echo, vix-
En, grounded, mystic fairy, high plateau,
Volcanic blast, crantini, candy mix.
Hawaiian passion, Mata Hari, salt-
Y tear, safari vest, chipot-
Le paste, exploring khaki, malt,
Aurora splendor, bubble, castle moat.
Ceramic glaze, Pandora, social but-
Terfly, palatial, regal, caterpil-
Ler, innuendo, pencil point, earthnut,
Venetian mask, fedora, chlorophyll.
Arabian veil, enchanting, fog, Tibet-
An temple, chalk, Peru, mauvette.
Tsunami sky, stilettos
Tsunami sky, stilettos, gaslight, pail,
Museum, lip balm, showgirl, tunnel, se-
Cret moss, tossed salad, flag, upscale,
Bodega, magnet dapple, VIP.
Peach frenzy, toll booth, shoeshine, catwalk, dog
Park, elevator button, pedicure
At lunch, aroma, Martian, quaking bog,
Wet pavement, sprinkler, corner pub, couture.
Barista, weekend in the country, Cu-
Ban plaza, backstroke, cheese steak, dusty lead,
Surrender, drumskin, empire, lucky you,
New Haven rose, Solana ray, quite red.
Soft duckling, gilded pesto, smoke infu-
Sion, elf, Hotel St. Francis Spirit blue.
Stephen Maine is a painter, writer and teacher who lives and works in New York City. He has written about art and art books for numerous publications including Art in America, Artnet.com, Artillery, ARTnews, Art on Paper, The New York Sun, Hyperallergic and Artcritical.com, where he is a contributing editor. With artist Gelah Penn, he co-curates “Diphthong,” a migratory exhibition of process-oriented abstraction that will debut at BMCC’s Shirley Fiterman Art Center, opening September 29, 2015. Stephen teaches in the graduate Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
View the artist’s website at www.stephenmaine.com.
Visit Hionas Gallery in New York’s Lower East Side to see Stephen’s latest work in New Paintings, September 9-October 4, 2015.
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