Sunoculars - 16" x 20" - March 2014 - Watercolour
Have you ever tried photographing a fair-skinned, light-eyed child? No fun at all. Constantly squinting when facing the sun, and this was no different with Robin. When I started painting this picture of her that I took when she was much younger, striking a pose she naturally assumed, she confessed to me that her eyes were usually closed, hidden behind her make-shift sun visor. I was the one who had to squint when working from this photo, at first believing that both eyes were closed, but no... one eye was open.
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