Thursday, 7 August 2014

Painting eyes

Eyes are such a focal point when looking at a portrait. 
Painting eyes require looking deeper into the soul of a person 
to capture who they really are. The eyes are the window to the soul.
I love painting eyes, it is my favourite part of the portrait.
A great study is to paint eyes.
Here I have painted two eyes, one with a flat skin tone mixed on the palette,
And the other with the use of colours which are layer down and mixed on the paper.
Much more alive and colourful than the flat skin tones.