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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Timeless Treasure~ The Portrait of Jesse

Time stands still for
Jesse  Myrtle Bowen

A peaceful  yet somber gaze graces
the porcelain face of sweet Jesse.
An expression far too serious
for this stunning young soul..

Reflections of days gone by, perhaps
a childhood's dream of a more simple time
when summers never ended
and flowers bloomed forever.

Time stands still for Jesse,
patiently awaiting the return
of her far away beau.
Upon his return they will wed.
or will they,
absence is unforgiving.

I feel so honored to have in my collection
 this oil painting of  Jesse Myrtle Bowen.
As usual, I found it at a Vintage Market
 tucked inside a basket buried under a table.
As I studied her portrait
shock, sadness and joy mesmerized my spirit.

A fabulous find indeed, simply love her.

What are your thoughts?
What is Jesse contemplating?
"Jesse Myrtle Bowen"
was had written in script on the back of the painting.
Thank you for visiting with me today~~~~


  1. Hello Connie, lovely picture of Jesse,maybe a portrait for her beloved.So happy you found these and cherish them. I also love old photos. Also love your Header picture Connie,Blessings Francine.

  2. Connie that is so cool.
    The last picture of her looks intense.
    Love your blog Connie.

  3. Hello Dear Connie - so good to see a post from you pop up on my dashboard (once when I was looking!)

    What an amazing treasure you have there....I am always mesmerized by old potraits. Such an ineffable sadness in Jessie's expression it seems. Perhaps of absence....perhaps of betrayal. Ahhh....you have sparked the way for an afternoon of musings about the captivating Jessie.....Thanks so much for sharing with us. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (If you plan on researching her, and find out any additional info, I so hope you will share....it doesn't seem that common of a name....)

  4. It is beautiful. The poem makes me get choked up. Such love and longing! I agree with Robin- please share any history you find out about her. If it was for her sweetheart, and they were parted, that poor soul to have to look at those eyes! :(