fellow artist Kathleen Coy and her husband Jason
(thanks Kathleen for loaning this photo for the portraiture!)
sketch for Jason's left eye portrait (3/4" diameter)
Friend, artist and fellow blogger, Kathleen Coy was kind enough to loan me the lovely photo above of herself and her husband Jason, and from this reference I will be painting their eye portraits! Also above are two sketches I have prepared. One thing I've been observing as I paint eye portraits is that it is not only the eye itself, but the area around the eye that must be given attention for context so that the eye does not 'float'. Facial expression, lighting, and angle of the eye also factor into what makes an interesting eye portrait.
To see some additional eye portraits I'm preparing to paint, please also visit Grander Joy of Spirit, and check back later this week to see these paintings unfold.