09-21-1999, 06:06 AM
What attracted my eye to this painting was the richness of the eyes and the rich color of the hair which I feel are the strong points in this portrait and most likely the prominent characteristics of this child. When the eyes were changed to reflect more light in them, they appeared to be going blind (foggy eyes) and lost the clarity and richness. As someone who has lived with another for 26 years that has those RICH DARK brown eyes, I can attest that they never take on that appearance. Maybe if they were a lighter color to begin with they would. I enjoyed it as is.