Will O’ The Wisp

Inks on Archival Board by Meg Lewer

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Will O’ The Wisp


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Inks on Primed Archival Board
Painting Size – 60 x 60 cm
Framed Size – 76 x 76 cm
Choice of FOUR frame colours

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‘Will O’ The Wisp’ by Meg Lewer

As soon as I finished this painting, the notion of a Will O’ The Wisp came flittering thru the dark grasses, dancing, under the gaze of the moon.

Here is a beautiful old poem to describe the phenomena of the light by
Anne Campbell Huestis 1878…..

THE Will-o’-the-Wisp is out on the marsh,
And all alone he goes;
There’s not a sight of his glimmering light
From break of day to close;
But all night long, from dusk till dawn,
He drifts where the night wind blows.

The twilight covers the dreaming hills,
The evening dews begin;
There’s none to care that he wanders there,
There’s none to call him in;
And all the night, with his lonely light,
He goes where the mists have been.

From firelit window and open doors,
The roads have golden bars;
And round and round the world is bound
By a girdle of radiant stars;
But I watch to-night for a fleeting light
That a moment makes or mars.

Flit, flit, with the hurrying hours,
In shadow and mist and dew
Will-o’-the-Wisp, O Will-o’-the-Wisp,
I would I could follow you,
With your elfin light for a lantern bright
The bogs and the marshes thru.

The dawn comes over the silent hills,
And calls to the winds of morn;
The stars grow pale, and the sun cries, ‘Hail!’
To the shadowy fields forlorn;
And good-bye, good-bye, to the Will-o’-the-Wisp,
Who dies when the day is born!
Annie Campbell Huestis. 1878

Inks on Primed Archival Board
Painting Size – 60 x 60 cm
Framed Size – 76 x 76 cm

There is a choice of four frame colours or you can select to let the artist choose the best frame. The wood frame has a textured finish and the painting is mounted behind clear perspex with a white matt.

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Artist To Choose Frame, Black Frame, Dark Wood Frame, Light Wood Frame, White Frame