Monday, May 21, 2012

Lunette - sold

"Lunette" SOLD
5" x 5" watercolor

I have a thing for shiny, highlighted. . . things. I love painting them. But I really love painting faces and life too. When looking for a face to paint, it's usually the eyes that decide it for me.

I thought it might be interesting to paint a series of eyes all as close ups, so the eyes are the subject matter. What do you think? This is my first one, and I absolutely loved all the different colors in her eyes, and those lashes?

Sigh, sigh, happy sigh. Come on ladies, who doesn't want lashes like that?

*crickets*

That's what I thought. :)

Huzzah!!

Photo reference by celynek, thank you!


28 comments:

  1. Stunning! Her eyes and that you were able to capture that beauty oh so well! To put it in your words....huzzah!!!:):)

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  2. Crystal, I do believe it is your ability to see people that allows you to paint eyes the way you do. You seem to be painting their heart through the window of the eye, just incredible!

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  3. Il est très difficile de peindre des yeux... Non seulement pour leurs couleurs, leur brillance, leur éclat mais également pour leur profondeur, leur âme... Ils sont fondamentaux.

    Dans cette dernière aquarelle je les trouve sublimes. Ils déclenchent chez moi la perception d'une femme intelligente, sûre d'elle et heureuse.
    Gros bisous

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  4. I love it Crystal! I think that is a fabulous series. What a gorgeous eye it is:)

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  5. I think a series of eyes is definitely a winner...I love the cropped version so much..Beautifully done, Crystal!!!

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  6. Beautiful! I think this would make a terrific series.

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  7. I love a close-up, and I love this one. It has a nice graphic feel, lovely colors, and is inspiring.

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  8. Lovely close-up, and I like the sound of crickets which goes with it!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL! amazing close-up, congrat!

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  10. I read hereabouts, a week or so ago, that an artist never ever really sees something until she/he draws it. We sort of see a holistic view of the subject ... we might note the beauty of an eye, but not understand what that beauty really was.

    If that artist didn't really make that comment, then your picture makes it now, Crystal. It spells out exactly where that beauty lies for you have captured every tiny part of it's unique wonder and placed it before us.

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  11. How do you get that moist look of the eyes.... Eyes series by Crystal. It had to be..

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  12. Beautiful eye! I could fall for eyes like that ...

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  13. I can just see a wall section with this series hanging on it. Love this first one, the eyes say it all don't they.

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  14. Very lovely....the close crop, the shadows of the eye lashes, and the depth and glow of color in the eye is spot on. well done Crystal

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  15. Beautifully done, Crystal.....my daughter has eyelashes like that and she didn't inherit them from me that's for sure. Look forward to more in this series from you. Huzzah!

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  16. The eyes are marvelous Crystal and the lashes luxurious. It's a great idea for a series.

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  17. Beautifully done and a fantastic eye-dea for a new series.

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  18. Wow! Everything you paint is amazing but that just takes the biscuit! :-)

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  19. I think it is absolutely incredible! Those eyes look so real, so full of life, soul and even thought! I wonder how you do that? How she actually looks as though she Is gazing at something... I am sighing too, and yes who wouldn't want those lashes!!! :0))

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  20. very awesome-butterfly eyes-patchwork of colors, fluttering-magic

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  21. Love this series! All the colors in the eye are fabulous and as you said...the lashes are to die for! Love it

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  22. Awesome, and then some!!! Love it

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  23. LOVE your watercolor portraits, Crystal! So glad I stopped by your blog and I will be back for sure!

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  24. Love the shadows, Crystal.:)

    But I'll keep my blond lashes, ta :) xx

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  25. Very beautiful, indeed, Crystal...Rock on!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment they really do mean so much to me! Because not all bloggers have their email enabled so I can reply directly through email I will try to reply here in the comments. If I don't please forgive me, life must have been hectic that day! :)) Huzzah!!

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