It took me a while to finish this piece, but it is finally here.
It’s funny how each piece takes its own course. This one took a while, and lots of changes. I took so many pictures that I was able to create a video, with all these frames.
Below is a wonderful poem written by Wendell A Brown, one of my dear friend of the web-sphere. You should go check his blog. He wrote it specially for this post. His words are a blessing to the world. Many thanks Wendell!
There was a certain air of confidence every where
The moment I began to feel his eyes embrace
I knew that this would be a fantastic piece
As I felt the soothing energy alive within his face
There actually was a surprisingly shy moment
Where he let his guard down allowing me to see
That though his image seemed so very perfect
I begin to feel a genuine and selfless humanity
One would see this painting when its finished
They would surmise that it showed so much more
But in the moments which the creative spirit flowed
There was really one thing he let me know for sure
That He only agreed to sit down and let me paint him
Understanding within me there was a genuine real need
To capture this side of his truly gentle wonderful spirit
Because he saw he could not hide his truth from me
That through the gorgeous smile and handsome looks
I could see the true charade played with others each day
And he wanted to finally end his daily ruse with life
Letting his seemingly perfect self slip so very far away.