Graphic Art Paints Authors’ Colourful Writing

Authors draw a picture using colourful words.  My visual response to a few colourfully written selections follow, revealing the colours I see in my mind.    

Jack Kerouac

On the Road

…Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.…

Kerouac colour

Maya Angelou

Passing Time

Your skin like dawn
Mine like musk
One paints the beginning
of a certain end.
The other, the end of a
sure beginning.

Passing Time Colouring Maya

John Steinbeck

Grapes of Wrath

…Joad took a few steps, and the flourlike dust spurted up in front of his new yellow shoes, and the yellowness was disappearing under gray dust.…

Yellow Shoes



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