Black Piano Blues

Watercolor on Arches Paper

 by Melisse Carr

Artist’s Statement - 


Black Piano Blues

The poet’s words transported me to grade school age, to memories long buried. My mother who painted signs or my father who sold sheet music probably traded a local piano teacher for my lessons. The piano teacher wanted me to see my hands as butterflies. I preferred a walk in the fields beyond our house. I didn’t practice enough. I remained the only member of the family without a personal relationship with an instrument. So, I picked up a paint brush and filled its thirsty bristles with color!   

     Melisse Carr

Black Piano Blues  by Melisse Carr was inspired by the poem "The Black Piano" by Genean Granger. Click on the button to learn more about the author.

The Black Piano - Genean Granger
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