Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Eyes Have It

I didn't have time to participate in Illustration Friday this week. The word is gesture.
I feel the eyes give more signals than any other body part as far as language goes.
Here are a few paintings and illustrations I've done of women, cropped at the eyes.
They take on a whole new look by revealing so little. 

The eyes have it, wouldn't you say?
Happy Thursday!


  1. Definitely! the eyes have it. Such an interesting way to show only eyes. Unique and wonderful.

  2. I really like this set. It would be awesome framed as a set with just a series of eyes. Did you see Lynn's of Henry V - 3 pictures framed together?

  3. what a fantsstic post, lo! this really shows your talent. my favorite is the last: i've always felt i've known this woman. she has a sadness easy to understand, blanketed by so much dignity.

    eyes are the pathway to the soul. or something like that. who said that anyway?


  4. Yes eyes are the mirrors of the soul!
    I like them all they all have a different story to tell. But I love the eyes who are watching me every day ;) They have something reassuring I think and so much more . I am grateful to have her every day!

    Have a wonderful day:)

  5. what a wonderful series and way to show your painting. you are very good at painting expressions through the eyes.

  6. Eyes DO say it all...and you are an Artiste-Supreme in revealing the myriad of expressions they convey. It was one of the first things that drew (sorry for the pun) me to you.

    A great post....and I agree with our Zuster, there are one particular set of eyes that resonate so much....Marianne sees them daily, and I saw them created - as you finalised them.

    Perhaps one day, you will draw mine? Mmmmm....just thinking....


    ♥ Robin ♥

  7. Agreed, the eyes do have it and you have a such a way with eyes! You render these in such a way that we are really seeing their hearts. So lovely!

  8. Ooooh ! These takes my breath piercingly soulful and honest. Lovely in every way!