Watercolor: pyromaniac of souls

EN Some time ago, a friend commissioned me a watercolor painting of a special lady. Here is the final work, following a principle one of my watercolor masters repeated often: never paint just a portrait, always paint a personality”

cila

And that’s what I tried with this portrait. Quoting my very talented friend Vítor Sousa:
Há mulheres que descendem do sol. Na langue inconsciência do ventre materno, firmam um pacto com o fogo. Já nascem indómitas, rebelando-se contra a força sugadora de Prometeu, que resgata o fogo dos recessos. Crescem semeando faúlhas quando respiram. Por vezes, num capricho estouvado, beijos perdidos ateiam fogo ao fado. Fervem, então, reminiscências da eternidade barricadas na aridez da ausência. (…) Há mulheres que descendem do sol. São pirómanas de almas.

[There are women who descend from the sun. In the languid unconscious of the motherly womb, they sign a pact with fire. They are born already untameable, rebelling against the absorbing force of Prometheus, who rescues the fire from the recesses. Thew grow seeding cinders when they breathe. Sometimes, in a careless whim, lost kisses ignite fire to fate. Boiling, then, reminiscences from eternity barricaded in the aridness of absence. (…) There are women who descend from the sun. They are pyromaniacs of souls.]

(http://estrangeiros.blogspot.com/2007/05/pirmanas-de-almas.html – with unworthy translation to english by me. even if it is impossible to preserve the pure crystalline beauty of the original portuguese text)