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Diana Shaul Fine Art

Original Paintings and Drawings

Soft Eyes and the Slightest of Smiles

A woman wearing a long gown is the subject of this elegant black and white original drawing.

Story: You hold a hand out as if you're trying to keep the world at bay. You can get this close, but no closer. You are clever with words, witty and funny in a way that fills silences but reveals nothing. I can get along perfectly well without you. Your beauty is cool and elegant, and that adds to the message. Stay away. But why would you look at me with soft eyes if things were as simple as all that? Why would you offer me even the slightest of smiles? Are you testing me in the way of those who've been hurt too many times? If I linger here and make you a silent offer of certainty, will your hand slowly fall to your side?

Media: Ink and graphite pencil

Surface: Cartridge paper (acid-free, 220gsm)

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