“The first thing we do when we see a person is look them in the eyes,” says Larry Lombardo. “The same is true when we do a painting of a person; we are drawn right to the eyes. Your job as the artist is to capture the person and their story through their eyes. To help share some of the basic concerns and techniques for painting an eye, I made a simple video (above) focusing on this key feature.
“Over the years, I’ve had many requests to post the progress of my paintings on social media. After posting my most recent painting in progress (“Remember when you were young, you shine like the sun”), I had several people comment that they knew who the model was just from the eyes.”
Larry Lombardo is a watercolor artist who resides in Central Pennsylvania. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and a member of the International Guild of Realism. His art has won numerous International awards including several best of show awards. Larry Lombardo’s watercolor paintings have been published in magazines, books and seen on TV programs. Lombardo has been on the board of many art organizations. He enjoys teaching his unique watercolor style throughout the United States. Lombardo is best known for painting human culture in a unique realism style which miraculously brings his figures to life.