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An Artist, in Brush and in Line

Updated on December 7, 2013
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A Portrait




A portrait may be painted by pen,

as in the words that rhyme,

An artist, and in his character,

but a portraiture of the sublime,





The written language, to be conveyed,

a quality, of the superb.

Expression transferred from the thoughts,

using adjectives, and the verb.





Emotions to flow on paper by ink,

there, exquisitely displayed,

Transgressions of the mysteries,

all of life's puzzles, to be portrayed.





A representation of the grand beauty,

in nature's gifts are seen,

Drawn from a mind and by the hand,

of a world, in lines, so keen.





His palette is of the most marvelous,

the chosen colors, in their hues,

So carefully depicted in their reflection,

as it enhances, or subdues.





The written works, rare artistry, just as fine,

as are the comparisons, made of us each,

As the richest painting, is a vision, supreme,

in such lofty heights, that it may reach.





A dappling of the visual spectrum,

as in a rainbow's brilliant perfection,

The pen of the author in works of prose,

or in the rhyme, in its detection,





Wonderful is its message, a sweet repose,

or in its powerful persuasion,

The mysteries of the universe, all solved,

by the hand, in its concentration.






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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh how very lovely dear one!!! You are an amazing poet, and this artwork is stunning. Yes, in brush and in line . . . Wow, I am just blown away by its sheer beauty. I must share this one. Voted Way Up, except funny.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Funny you should say that again. thanks for your positive responses, Faith Reaper.

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      kat_thurston 4 years ago

      very beautiful, the art as well as the words.

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      My goodness this was brilliant! Your are the gifted writer painting a picture with your words..Thank you!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you Sunnie Day, I'm glad that you appreciated.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Kat, I hope you enjoyed and that I wrote about folks who paint with pen, as well as a brush.

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      Jobb Gosamo 4 years ago from Philippines

      Painters paint with brush and colors; writers paint with pen and paper. And you're a great painter.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Bong, you are a valued friend and fellow writer that I also greatly appreciate in your work. Thank you my friend.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Whonu, I sometimes am so fascinated by your beautiful art work that I forget to read the poem... always I go back to read though. I like your expression of how the artists sometimes uses a pen and other times a brush. It is all the display of beauty from the soul. Voted way up!

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      As always, teaches, your comments keep me striving to do better and write more. Thanks so much for your positive comments.

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      Anish Patel 4 years ago

      Would like to see more sketches of a portrait style to back up these wonderful paintings, great to know others are going through the same thing!

      As a artist that turned professional recently, I find that the worst paintings in the bunch tend to be very creative actually and not the beginning of a downfall in crticism. What is inlaid in the" graphics" is probably the right way to think around the painting when you are actually doing it!

      Thanks,

      Anish

      B.B.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      You have much wisdom, and I appreciate your favorable comments as usual,penofone.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your fine appraisal of my work and I always enjoy and admire the writings that you do, as well, Faith Reaper.

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      Daniel Cavazos 4 years ago from El Paso, TX

      Beautiful! Both the words and art. I believe I'll follow.

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your nice comment, my friend.

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