The Kick-About #16 ‘The Woods Are Lovely, Dark And Deep’

Some beautiful winter visions inspired by Robert Frost.

Red's Kingdom



After the civilised environs of Eric Ravilious’s well-to-do High Street, our latest Kick-About goes off-road, heading into the deep wintery hush conjured by Robert Frost’s 1922 poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Night.


Charly Skilling

“I love Robert Frost’s poem so I wasexcited when I saw it was the prompt for this Kickabout,but found I really struggled to produce anything Icouldpresent with satisfaction. I triedfirst words, then textiles butcould not produce anything worthwhile. Whena piece of workcreates such a strong impression on the mind, as this poem does, it is difficult to do anything other than pay homage to the original.I ended up playingwith themovement and the palette of Frost’s snowy woods, and hoping thatit is true that ‘Less is More’.”Sharpiesand alcohol on ceramic.



James Randall

“I immediately responded to Frost’s poem as if it were an ode to the forest under the falling snow. I…

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7 responses to “The Kick-About #16 ‘The Woods Are Lovely, Dark And Deep’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Trees indeed! Many thanks, and thanks for your icy, translucent contributions too! Beautiful.

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Superb and such beautiful paintings. A lovely take on Robert Frost’s poem, I have miles and miles to keep.

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  3. D. Wallace Peach says :

    This batch was particularly beautiful. Perhaps because I love the poem that inspired it all, or because winter is so magical to begin with. Beautiful artwork and writing from beginning to end. I loved your contribution, Kerfe, as well as reading about your process. ❤

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