Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Core Member Debra BairdFemale/United States Groups :iconda-art-gallery: DA-Art-Gallery
Art is not just one style.
Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
4 Month Core Membership
Statistics 77 Deviations 4,788 Comments 19,429 Pageviews



Bluesilver84's Profile Picture
Debra Baird
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I live in California in the United States. I am a teacher. I teach the hard to reach children. I love to draw and paint portraits. I am self-taught I love photography too. I am the founder of DA-Art-Gallery I love different styles of art My favorite artists are Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Dali. i am an environmental conservationist and activist. I also write poetry and have a few published. I would love to live by the beach with all my pets and paint.


The Portrait
by Bluesilver84, Aug 21, 2010, 8:23:03 PM
Literature / Poetry / Narrative / Traditional Fixed Forms
I sit in my studio hoping for a client,
One who is wealthy, completely compliant.
Hurriedly enters a man in a black suit and tie,
With an annoyed expression, needing reply,
Bradley firmly insists he has to be painted,
Like he is awaiting to be sainted,
His father had sent to his family a decree,
His hall shall display his large family tree.
Brad of course, must have the most elegant submission,
Fitting his income and noble position
He argues for a lower price to be dictated
Restless; soon he's foreclosing on real estate.
He paces back and forth, impatient for me to start;
Insisting I capture his pure, golden heart.
With sudden inspiration my task is very clear,
I'll paint him as he really is without fear.
I contemplate how the entire painting will evolve,
I pose him in a way showing his cold resolve.
The painting will be my thoughts, the artist's perspective,
Not image for his phony collective.
He wants a soft, gentle impressionistic vision,
Instead I see an egotistical fission.
Aristocracy demeans the poor lower classes,
They put themselves above the common masses.
I mix my emotions on my palette many times,
And think of the homeless, not having a dime,
The drawn face of a hungry child on the streets alone,
Brushes on the face a scowl and darkened tones.
As he looks in a mirror this vain distant creature,
Hasn't any depth or texture in his features,
The lines in his face are a brief outline in design,
He's lost in the composition and benign,
It is filled with the ghosts of unfeeling decision,
If he complains there will be no revision.
This was not a commissioned portrait of face and skin,
It's an artist's statement of the world within.


Come and visit my group DA Art Gallery!!!


This group features an artist of the week from its members. I love different styles and appreciate high quality work.


Visitor Locations

free counters



Add a Comment:
annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Happy birthday! :hug:
(1 Reply)
Sillybilly60 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for faving Beyond The Road by Sillybilly60, much appreciated! :LongStemRose:
Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Happy Birthday :iconredroseplz:
(1 Reply)
DilettaStrangee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

Welcome to :icontraditional-drawings:

I hope that you'll have a good time in our group! Love

byMichaelX Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you sooo much fav! :)  It's appreciated!

:plotting:   If you want to see more of my art, like my FB page…


Add a Comment: