If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then a painter
needs to get them right when creating a portrait. But the "oval, circle, dot"
anatomy of the eye that we all first learned as children is far removed from
how to give the illusion of a real eye in your work. Here are a few tips about
painting the eye that I like to keep in mind. I hope these will help guide you when it comes
time to depict this particular facial feature.
I’m starting this year by reassessing my approach to painting and
recommitting to more concentrated studio time. I don’t necessarily feel
that I want to completely revamp my process, but there are a few old
habits that I want to break and a few new ones I want to instill. I’ve
found that the more people I tell about my plans, the more likely I am
to follow through, so here are my painting resolutions for the New Year: