An Amazing Woman

francesca

An Amazing Woman

I met this person years ago. I was immediately taken with her beauty and she was taken aback that I thought her beautiful. Apparently she had been told by someone that she was not. And she believed them. It was not false modesty.

It took me a while to convince her to let me draw her. But she finally relented. I love her image so I have drawn her many times. This is the first time I’ve drawn her full color. I just let her beauty come through my fingertips on to the paper. My job was to not mess it up.

Autobiography of Eve

by Ansel Elkins

Wearing nothing but snakeskin
boots, I blazed a footpath, the first
radical road out of that old kingdom
toward a new unknown.
When I came to those great flaming gates
of burning gold,
I stood alone in terror at the threshold
between Paradise and Earth.
There I heard a mysterious echo:
my own voice
singing to me from across the forbidden
side. I shook awake—
at once alive in a blaze of green fire.

Let it be known: I did not fall from grace.

I leapt
to freedom.

6 thoughts on “An Amazing Woman

  1. BeeHappee June 1, 2015 / 10:27 am

    What a beautiful woman and great picture!!!

    • Renee-Lucie Benoit June 1, 2015 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you Bee. Do you still want me to do your boy (or girl)? I can do one without a hat. I was being persnickety a while back. Now I’m not persnickety.

  2. Donna June 1, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    Very lovely. The art and the woman. Or should I say women, as it takes a lovely heart to produce such goodness. The balance of hard and soft is incredible. It seems as if you have captured her strength and vulnerability into one beautiful blend. I don’t know the proper wording to help you understand my appreciation of what you do. This portrait is so intense and I just adore it!

    • Renee-Lucie Benoit June 1, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you so much Donna! you could write art critiques. You have a wonderful way with words.

  3. Donna June 10, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Totally weird, but I feel a compelling need to wish you well today. So, from sunny Georgia, USA ……………………………………………………………….: – )

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