|"Song of the Open Road," 5 x 7 watercolor, 140 lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold press|
Paint that, from #WorldWatercolorMonth by Doodlewash, daily prompt.
Lots of choices, symbols and images come to mind for an abstract word.
Then I thought of favorite poet Walt Whitman and his "Song of the Open Road," and it so seemed to timely and fit for being cooped up because the viruses of pandemic, racism and political chaos.
There's so much we can't safely, freely, do these days, and one of them is to hop in a car, and take a carefree trip across our country, without lots of planning and caution to avoid contagion, to stay healthy.
Oh, to be free again to just pack the car, head any direction. The open road always beckons me, but now more than ever.
"Afoot and light-hearted I take tot he open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me, ...."
For now, I can take the open road of imagination with Walt.
So today's abstract painting of an abstract word.