A mark of Orange paint

Ellen Bryant Voigt at Indian Foot Farm.

After I’d finished taking this portrait I sat on the barn floor and listened to Ellen talk about Art, poetry and life. Outside the fading light Vermont glowed amber and gold – Ellen talked about a mark of orange paint on an artists canvas – how that one brush stroke can make an average painting perfect. It’s the same with poetry- you can spend days thinking about the inclusion of one word. The success of a verse can rest on something as simple as that.