Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Boy in the Window

It's the eyes that draw me.  Indeed they are windows to the soul.  

My inspiration for portrait #2 came  from a photograph taken by Japoi Cequina which I found here at National Geographic's "Faces of the World" collection.

As with the Girl with Green Eyes, my painting does not do this precious child justice.  But his face...those could I resist?  I wish I knew more about both the photographer and his subject. However, I did find another photograph attributed to him, here, which shows his obvious talent.

Here's  the rough sketch...

The Boy in the Window (Stacy Wills, 2014)
pencil and watercolor on paper


  1. So beautiful and expressive. There's a gentleness and compassion in your lines and tones, rue spiritual art! Edith

  2. Thank you, Edith! I'm glad the gentleness and compassion come through. :-)

  3. I can see why you are drawn to the eyes. They are so expressive, reflecting something very deep... I see sadness for sure, a a sense of 'lostness' maybe. And yet so much depth. Little reflecting windows to the soul for sure - staring right into my soul! Very nice...

  4. Thank you, Christine! Yes, the fact that the mouth is hidden by the window frame makes the eyes sadder somehow. I wonder if he might have been giving a shy smile. I'd like to hope he was.

  5. Beautiful Stacy!