The Artistic Touch

One from my archive. (2009)

Our local artist
has gained a reputation
for portraits and landscapes,
but nudes
are his staple diet.
This has upset
the village prudes
so he keeps doing them
on the quiet.
Prominent in his studio
is a well worn settee
on which models recline.
As not one of them
sees fit to decline
his amorous advances,
he’s quite happy to paint
(and take his chances).
I happened to drop by
one sunny day
and there, on the couch,
a naked girl lay.
On her nose a touch of paint
– emerald green –
and a smudge of vermilion
on her buttocks,
where his hands had been.

© Luigi Pagano


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You are very naughty Luigi, but it brings some humour to the site which we desperately need. I might take up painting now….


Something funny going on Luigi, hope you get the above comment okay….?


Ha, Ha Luigi very humous offering mate. Glad I read it.


I bet you just happened to walk by on many more occasions, Luigi, attracted there by the delightful smell of turps and linseed oil, of course? I suppose the intensity of the colour hue on her buttocks reflected the passion level! Hahaha! Skilfully achieved rhyme, and excellent presentation.


Another wonderful offering Luigi, so pleased I stopped by.

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