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I was busy all day doing something I don’t usually do: draw and paint a figure, a portrait… H pencil on Daler Rowney paper, 300gsm. I also used my Parker pen. Edit in Picasa: sepia to give it an “older” look. This is how the younger woman looks! Somewhere in Africa….
ART: Sketches
My friend’s Afrikaans Poem:

Portret

’n Vrou sit aan tafel
in die kombuis
van ’n ou plaashuis…
betas die tafeldoek wat uitrafel
terwyl sy die niet instaar.

Haar kop is sywaarts gedraai,
haar nek ’n gespanne boog,
haar gesig weerspieël
’n diepe stilte;
geduld;
lydsaam ingegrif
met net ’n floue afskynsel
van vervloë drif,
maar ook iets anders:
volharding;
deursettingsvermoë;
absolute berusting;
met net ’n dowwe plooi van spyt
oor jare se verkwisting.

’n Vrou sit aan tafel
in die kombuis
van ’n ou plaashuis…
bevoel haar lewe wat uitrafel
terwyl sy die ewigheid instaar

Pieter Bruwer. ©

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Comments

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 2 years ago

    A stunning composition Elizabeth … The sepia soooooooooo adds my friend .. Paulx

  • Thanks so much Paul, I always appreciate your comments! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseabout 2 years ago

    You should do more work like this Elizabeth. Exciting and fascinating!

  • Thanks Jolante, glad you think so…..will do, always a challenge for me!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • jozi1
    jozi1about 2 years ago

    Awesome,Elizabeth :)

  • Thanks for the kind comment Tony!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    Great sketch Elizabeth!

  • Thanks so much Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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