The Touch of the Master's Hand by ArtbyChaune

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Original acrylic on canvas 11x 14
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A POEM
The Touch of the Masters Hand

Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
thought it scarcely worth his while to waste much time on the old violin,
but held it up with a smile; “What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried,
“Who’ll start the bidding for me?” “A dollar, a dollar”; then two!" “Only
two? Two dollars, and who’ll make it three? Three dollars, once; three
dollars twice; going for three..” But no, from the room, far back, a
gray-haired man came forward and picked up the bow; Then, wiping the dust
from the old violin, and tightening the loose strings, he played a melody
pure and sweet as caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer, with a voice that was quiet and low,
said; “What am I bid for the old violin?” And he held it up with the bow.
A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two? Two thousand! And who’ll make
it three? Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice, and going and
gone," said he. The people cheered, but some of them cried, “We do not
quite understand what changed its worth.” Swift came the reply: “The touch
of a master’s hand.”

And many a man with life out of tune, and battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd, much like the old violin, A
“mess of pottage,” a glass of wine; a game – and he travels on. “He is
going” once, and “going twice, He’s going and almost gone.” But the Master
comes, and the foolish crowd never can quite understand the worth of a soul
and the change that’s wrought by the touch of the Master’s hand.

Myra ‘Brooks’ Welch

It has only been recently (about 3 years ago) that I picked up a paintbrush and painted my first painting!! And I haven’t been able to put that paintbrush down ever since. I Eat, Breath and Dream Art and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I believe that you can find beauty in everything around you. Whether it be a person, in nature, in random objects. Life goes by so fast that we forget to look around us. I try to capture this random beauty, "in my own way.
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Comments

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 2 years ago

    GREAT WORK

  • Josie Duff
    Josie Duffover 2 years ago

    I love the energy in this piece!

  • Bumchkin
    Bumchkinover 2 years ago

    lovely work, amazing style!! hug

  • Mina Marković
    Mina Markovićover 2 years ago

    great work

  • Matthew Scotland
    Matthew Scotlandover 2 years ago

    wonderful movement and emotion

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaover 2 years ago

    Chaune, you have an amazing talent…!!! I love this story to go with your yummy work…so fitting
    Left me wanting more of both….I hope you are proud of this piece..!

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾over 2 years ago


    February 28th, 2012

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 2 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    Superbly expressive and emotive portrait!

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 2 years ago

    powerful and moving

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