Posted in drawing the model, poetry

Post 91: Rough Draft, Portrait of a Young Model

LIFE DRAWING arms around herself

To draw the model
beyond  glitz
and bawdy lies
there is a world
not in disguise.

It’s sophisticated
never demeaning or rude.
Everyone knows
artists draw the nude.

We paint and sketch,
a covey of characters and friends
lost in our thoughts,
the 20-something model twists and bends.

The curves at her elbow
the softness of her limbs,
I hope I can get this gesture right
before the light dims.

To live beyond the fakery
to create more than a façade
imaginative art and poetry
is how artists deal with the odd.



art and poetry copyright 2014 Susan E. Rowland


I made it this far and plan to keep going. I believe nature heals the soul. I love to journal, to write, do art, and music. I'm not afraid to tackle tough subjects. Solar-powered & drive hybrid. Trying to do my part. Earned my BA at 53. And, I believe, it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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