Look into my Eyes
There is nothing more captivating than looking into the eyes of a living creature. So much can be said without words when you look into someone or somethings eyes.
They are said to be the windows of the soul and for good reason — eyes are so expressive. And it is every artists desire to captivate the onlooker, with a pair of fixating eyes.
“Sometimes I could swear I see the eyes ‘flicker’ or move. He says I definitely ensnared a bit of his soul in there.”
Look at the Mona Lisa — her eyes follow you around the room. What a fantastic genius Leonardo was!
Below, you will find a painting of my husband — this one really creeps both of us out a bit. It is hanging in our bedroom and it is so much like Mike that we both feel it has a certain ‘Dorian Gray’ feel to it. Sometimes I could swear I see the eyes ‘flicker’ or move. He says I definitely ensnared a bit of his soul in there.
The Egyptians and Kohl
The ancient Egyptians used to burn Frankincense and make kohl from the ash using water. They would then paint it around their eyes, supposedly because they wanted to carry the protection of the Gods with them — most likely a tribute to the God Horus. Very interesting to ‘frame’ your eyes. They seemed to think it was an important feature, enough to highlight it anyway.
Back to the Art…
Here are some of my paintings that have the ‘captivating eyes’ theme:
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