Friday, May 13, 2011

The eyes have it.


"Soul story" ACEO



I think my favorite thing to paint has got to be eyes.  They say that eyes are the windows to the soul.  If you doubt this, then all you have to do is gaze into the eyes of a horse.  This gentle beast has eyes that are as deep as a canyon. 

Each one, like a fingerprint is as different as night is from day.  So I will never tire of painting the essence of a horse’s soul.  I offer today the following ACEO study of a horse’s eye entitled “Soul story.” 

These past few days have caused me to feel as if I emit some sort of field that causes electronic equipment to malfunction.  First my router goes bad and my Internet service goes in and out at will.  A new router is on route (lol) and will arrive soon and I will be able to continue to use my computer.   The station I normally listen to while painting has disappeared and no matter how I rearrange the receiver, I can only pick up a station that plays a song about moving to the left over and over again.  And now I have developed hiccups. 

To make matters worse blogger itself has a meltdown.  I discover that even my post on Wednesday has disappeared.  Frustration!  Well, tomorrow is another hopefully brighter day… Happy weekend everyone!  

18 comments:

lenoracle said...

Wow, painting is amazing! Very realistic. Too bad about all the electronics being difficult. At least blogger is back!

maddyrose said...

Such realism. I want eye lashes like those. Blogger may be back up but it still has a few hiccups. Some of the blogs are coming up as just posted but in fact were posted a couple of days ago. Is this your doing Crystal?

Wanda said...

Wonderful wonderful eye...

I couldn't help but think of the movie Sea Bisquit when the trainer looked into the eyes of the young wild Sea Bisquit, and saw a winner in those eyes...I love making eye contact with animals. Don't have a horse, but Molly and I make eye contact, and it cool.

Magic Love Crow said...

Very beautiful painting of the horse's eye! You can truly see his soul! Yeh, blogger is back, but they are posting things that are a few days old??? Have a great weekend! Take Care ;o)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

We've been having many of the same computer problems as you--they seem to have worked itself out. Blogger on the other hand has lost several of my friend's posts, too. I really like your painting!

Catherine Denton said...

That is GORGEOUS! I agree,a horse's eyes draw you in.
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Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Okay... you stay away from my computer!!! haha just kidding. I feel like that sometimes. I blow so many light bulbs it's a joke at my house.

Fantastic painting and yes it's so soulful (hee hee)! great job ;)

Happy PPF!

Heather said...

Wow, i cant believe how good you are at the details, I feel like i am looking at a photograph! A beautiful piece.
I am so frustrated, too. You and I both had router problems and now blogger! Mine is still acting strangely as i can't comment on everyone's posts!!!! uggg! sometimes i dont like technology because it's totally out of our control!
have a great saturday my friend...we've got clouds here - boo hoo!
xoxo

Pam Tucker said...

Your painting is truly amazing. Gorgeous work! It really does look so true to life.

I've had periods like that when I feel like I'm affecting everything electronic. Hopefully all of yours will be restored like new soon!

Daniella said...

I laughed so hard you gave me the hiccups!
Your painting is fabulous. So true about the windows to the soul.
xxDaniella

Wanda said...

Good Morning, YOU ARE A WINNER! You name is one of three picked for the Spring Giveaway on my blog.

If you will email me your mailing address, your little gift will be in the mail next week.

Have a Great Day.

Wanda from Brushstrokes

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Crystal, your work is so amazing!! How funny that you won the contest with Wanda, because you also won my giveawy at Cara Mia Bella!! I'll email you soon to get your address....see, all that frustration pays off :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Beyond words beautiful! SO expressive.

peggy gatto said...

You are so accomplished!
This is beautiful!

EVA said...

Great eye indeed! Beautiful!!

Hope Wednesday's post comes back. We lost our scheduled PPF check-in and ended up creating a new to get the party started (late).

Janice said...

Wonderful horse painting...you do them so well. Hope all the electronics are now in order and no more hiccups are on your horizon.

Lee Pierce said...

Wonderful painting! You were not alone in the electronics fiasco - "it's always something" and then it's something else :D

Leovi said...

Congratulations on this magnificent building with beautiful shades.

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