just as it seems ridiculous
to try to paint ones house
from the inside
why do i have to point out that
the studio is the place to paint
or when it's raining
i was oiling the south and east sides of the house
in preparation to finish with the moss-grey-green
stain that i'd mixed up a few years back.
while stirring and straining i brought a
current painting out into the afternoon sun.
happily surprised that the black flies
had taken the day off
i found the painting was looking for
just such a hue