I like both versions of her eyes for different reasons. The first is what I had decided was the finished version. The eyes are soft, yet dark and a bit unwilling. You really have to get close to the painting and search her eyes to see the wonder and detail in them. The other version lights her up. I watched the Lego Movie (yes I am going there) and noticed that in order to make it clear that the main character was an average, uncharacteristic, Joe, they left the light out of his eyes. All of the other characters had light painted in their eyes. That’s when I painted light in her eyes, to see how she changed. My first thought was “your awake now.”
This was my entry for the new light display contest that the Airdrie Festival of Lights Society organized. The criteria were it had to be a locomotive with a driver, be within 7ft by 7ft and it could only contain the colours white, blue, red, yellow, green and purple. I was one of the runners-up!