Friday, April 10, 2015

Portrait of a Lady Study#1


 “...this woman, 
moved by some private sorrow as much as the words being spoken, 
cried almost silently, 
unobserved by others, 
apart from Mma Ramotswe, 
who stretched out her hand and laid it on her shoulder.
 Do not cry, Mma,
 she began to whisper, 
but changed her words even as she uttered them,
 and said quietly, 
Yes, you can cry, Mma
We should not tell people not to weep - 
we do it because of our sympathy for them - 
but we should really tell them 
that their tears 
are justified 
and entirely right.” 

― Alexander McCall SmithDouble Comfort Safari Club

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  1. Hi, minnemie, great work that moves viewers! Best wishes, Sadami

  2. Absolutely stunning painting and words! Valerie

  3. very moving and beautiful watercolor painting!

  4. You continue to amaze me - honestly, you get better and better with each painting you do. Stunning, my dear! M.x

  5. So poignant, the stunning portrait and the words...almost left me weeping... Your art touches me deeply!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Beautiful and touching, the words as well as the painting ♥

  7. A lovely painting, and surely you are right. We should not say -stop to cry. We should let each other cry when we need to cry.

  8. Good quote and wonderful strong portrait !

  9. What a fantastic piece. I love how all the subtle colors you used make the painting seem like a photo.

  10. Your work is beautiful. Your shading is magnifico!

  11. Beautiful! I just love the way you vary the skin tone.

  12. oh, i LOVE LOVE this. The portrait and those wise words.
    So beautiful. Your shading in that portrait - the hair and tones of blue... just gorgeous. xx


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