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Through a Glass Darkly by jedimasterpaul Through a Glass Darkly by jedimasterpaul
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Make a go of it

g-g-g-G-g-g-G-o-oo-oO.
Lace my fingers together in a marriage of gardens and stairways, scratched and red.
Look, I see the way she’s standing, she must have been a dancer once, or perhaps still. Nicotine stains on her fingers and teeth and dark bruised looking eyes. Stooped shoulders, feet turned together looking up through badly bleached hair and so heart-breakingly lovely that I dig my nails into my hands and bite my lip until a small drop of blood rolls down my jaw.
See the way she clutches her bag to her chest, her fingers are white with the tension and the pallour of her swollen lips and her skin, her skin.
Her skin is like stained porcelain, like smudged parchment, like violet and cadmium yellow cream, like smoked glass, like marble powdered with soot, like enamel injected with charcoal, like a gleaming scrubbed rose madder glaze over tight white canvas.
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Tara---99 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
So beautifull
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008   Photographer
WOW you are a master of pastels, this is exceptional , I love the softness of her hair and skin , she really does look like a sweet dancer . :blowkiss:
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Rainandstars Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
"Long, glorious locks, which drop upon thy cheek like gold-hued cloud-flakes on the rosy morn." ~Philip James Bailey

An elegant painting!
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gauchito Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
very impresive!!
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jullia-jullia Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the light fall on in this painting.. This is one of the paintings that I would really love to have them on my wall ;) I really like it
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winteryuki Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Beautiful - I especially love the contrast with the lighting effects on her skin. :)
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jedimasterpaul Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
thank you very much... she is a beautiful woman... :)
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
Dear :rose:

I hope you will take your time to look in my Journal today, this picture has been featured ...

:heart: from Nina
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jedimasterpaul Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
i am honoured. thank you.
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
My pleasure dear :blowkiss:
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