I am and always have been fascinated with drawing an eye. I never question the purity that eyes conceal. To me it is the most important feature on the face because it is a direct reflection of what is going on within ourselves. It reveals who we are and where we are in life. A focused eye is someone who is diligent with their goals. A dreary eye is someone who needs friendly support and perhaps a laugh. A darting eye is someone who is uncomfortable and fidgety. A gleaming eye is someone who is cheerful and young-hearted. And if you meet someone with that rare sparkle, well my friends, that someone is a free-spirited soul.
Eyes can speak for themselves without a verbal voice. They let out more words as an emotional gateway before a person can fathom sentences in their mind to say. This is evident because I can tell when a person is smiling with their eyes especially when he or she is talking on the phone. It bothers me when I encounter eyes that are looking straight through me and not into my own pair of gates. Then I worry about those distant eyes or the ones I can tell have tears looking for an escape button. It is all there. All you have to do is read the eyes. They say everything.
This was my very first painting in college. We were assigned a monochromatic scheme of a facial feature. The eye was a no-brainer for me.
Medium: acrylic paint on canvas