The dark eyes of my photograph from many years ago (in When are Portraits Self Portraits?) really caught my attention. I followed up with three portraits based on that photograph (Dirty Blond, Negative Blond and Disorientation).

Today’s watercolor focuses even more closely on this shadow eye. Eyes are supposed to tell one about the machinations of the brain to which they are attached. It is interesting to note that eyes are formed initially as part of the brain.  What is lost when one cannot see into another’s eyes?  We are at a disadvantage. For example part of our sensorium is stifled when we talk face to face to a person wearing dark sunglasses or, god forbid, a cop wearing silvered aviation glasses.

Below is the next iteration of my portrait project.

Watercolor: Abstract - Face Detail, Eye and Nose

Abstract – Face Detail
9″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Perhaps a little too much detail in this rendition.  The monotonic quality reminds me of a clay model.

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