For a strange and mysterious reason I love to paint women with their eyes closed. Sleeping, dreaming, meditating.
The explanation might be that I like the characters of my paintings to be blissful, serene, and to have somewhat of a spiritual dimension. And we, consciously or not, know that the way to find peace and serenity is by going within.
The way to overcome fear is to find the power inside us by closing our eyes and finding our center. I am a huge believer in the power of meditation but let's face it, I can't bring myself to do it on a regular basis.
I must be too busy painting portraits of other women meditating...
I am planning to start collecting portraits of people with their eyes closed. I will post them here, kind of like a "sleeper of the week" image. Today I am posting some of mine.