Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Nothing Gold Can Stay

I recently joined Theme Thursday over on deviantART and this week's challenge is for a piece inspired by this Robert Frost poem:

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

I really like Frost's poetry so was excited to be able to do this. It's a linocut with watercolour. The middle leaf is embossed and finished with gold wax so it really glows, but the scan isn't capable of picking it up alas. It's on ebay at the moment.


  1. Absolutely luscious!

  2. Luscious is the perfect word! :)