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Diana Shaul Fine Art

Original Paintings and Drawings

Glimpse of a Girl

Painting of a woman in a lilac dress against a backdrop of London landmarks.

Story: I saw her only for a moment, for she was walking briskly. If I'd turned my head that instant, I'd have missed her. But now I can't get that image out of my head: the swish of a skirt of lilac satin, a sweep of blonde hair over one shoulder, and a stride that had purpose. Can you say that you caught a glimpse of a girl and had to know her?

I had always laughed at those adverts in the morning paper, the ones from people trying to find someone they'd locked eyes with on a train the previous day, or seen at the bus stop, or something... and now I understand.

I caught a glimpse of you on London's Embankment. I was the guy in the workaday suit who stood still for you. You were the girl in the lilac dress, high heels, hurry, hurry. I'm not sure exactly where we stood, for the buildings became a blur for me, yours the only image that mattered. And I've been wishing I could see you again...

Media: Ink, acrylic, watercolour and graphite pencil

Surface: Cartridge paper (acid-free, 200gsm)

Size: A2 (16.5" x 23.4"; 42cm x 59.4cm)