Monday, 29 December 2014

The eyes are the window to the soul...

People argue about the origins of this popular phrase and whether it is true or false. As a visual artist I have drawn and painted many faces and many parts of faces in my life and in my experience it is always the eyes that are the most expressive elements of human body. The eyes show not only temporary emotions like fear, joy, anger, but also the general state of human condition. They show the inner beauty of a person and whether that person is trully happy or not. 

I belive it is a good thing to take a few minutes and sincerely stare yourself in the eyes from time to time with a help of a mirror. What do your eyes tell about you? Are you doing your best in life or would you like to see yourself happier?
These short moments spent with your past and present life written in front of you are sometimes necessary to unlock the best of what your future holds.




Study of a Human Eye, 12x12cm, pastels on paper



Next time we'll meet in a year 2015 :)
I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Unlock the best of your 2015!




8 comments:

  1. I don't like looking at myself. Any of myself. Perhaps I need to gird my loins...
    Love that study of the eye though. A glorious colour, and shape... The brow is good too.

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    1. Thank you so much :)

      In our image-obsessed society there are few people who are completely satisfied with the way they look. I think that's the challenge, we need to try hard to see what's beyond the physical shape, to see a person expressed in that physical shape.

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  2. How beautifully said Marielle and what a stunning piece of art. I was asked to pose for a wonderful Artist many, many years ago. He talked about my eyes and although I do not remember everything he said, he did say some of what you said. It is true. I like looking in the mirror and although I ain't the prettiest girl on the block, I have the greatest smile and warmth in my eyes. Thankyou for this lovely piece today my dear and I wish you and your family the best in the New Year. I always "look forward" to unlocking the future. Happy 2015 :)

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    1. Thank you, Saucy. All my best wishes toy you, too!
      And this is true, you do have the greatest smile and warmth in your eyes. I wish you could pose for me as well. If you ever come to Europe, you must come and see me :)

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  3. I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Amy. I wish you all the best, too :)

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  4. Happy New Year to you, too!
    This painting looks like a photo! :) So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Beate :) May this year be very generous to you!

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