If that was all there was to Painting a Portrait (Saturday Writing Essential)

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If that was all there was to Painting a Portrait

 

The artist, imprisoned once for fraud,

is giving instruction on portraiture.

 

He cups the models skull

in his hands. The distance

 

from tip of forehead

to drop of chin, take note,

 

of the shape. From forehead tip

to eyes – half way between. From eyes

 

to mouth, again, the nose equals

halfway. From nose to chin tip,

 

the mouth halfway. So steady;

no movement other than his.

 

Such a beauty, the model chosen.

He makes the tasks appear easy.

 

Benita Kape (c) 29.9.2013

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