Life can be a bit of a puzzle sometimes, especially when you are young :)
I have been asked to do a demo early next month on portraiture. I only have an hour and a half for the demo so rather than rush through everything I am going to focus on eyes as they really are the key to a successful portrait.
I painted this small fun painting last week while show sitting at the exhibition to illustrate how eyes really help to convey emotion and tell a story even when the rest of the face is obscured. I wanted to capture that slightly bewildered look in the young child's eyes. I added the puzzle pieces to demonstrate how you can even take a simple exercise such as painting eyes and make it into a fun and meaningful piece of art with a little imagination :)