Here’s the finished version of the sketch I posted two days ago

I added color, hoping this will carry the eye about the piece more so that the different components pull together and tell a story.

The eyes open the window to the soul…

They also comprehend and mis-apprehend…

One look into a person’s eyes can reveal a lifetime of emotion, experience, revelation, and connection.

Hope (that’s her in the upper left corner…), even the tiniest hope, can light(en) ¬†fresh buds to spring from amidst the wilted refuse of exhausted promise…

(techie note… this is my first – completed – piece with digital watercolor. the ink-work was done by hand with a fountain pen. i think i’m hooked…)