soul paintings by skye

Now, Skye is in her early career as a professional artist, distinguishing herself by her unique ability to draw portraits from life, without having to look down at her paper; in ten minutes or less. She calls these Soul Paintings and the practice is universally known as blind contour drawing. A fundamental key to Skye’s success is fearlessness, to let her energy guide the process, rather than overthinking it. “It is important to know when to stop,” says Skye, “because it is easy to overwork an abstract painting.” Skye has created over 100 Soul Painting portraits.

Skye creating her Soul Paintings at Rene Soto Gallery in Norwalk, CT.

Soul Janet, Watercolor and Oil Pastel on Paper, 2018 – Soul Paintings

Soul Milena, Watercolor and Oil Pastel on Paper, 2018 – Soul Paintings

Soul Hugs, Oil Pastel and Watercolor on Paper, 2018 – Soul Paintings

Soul Brothers, Watercolor and Oil Pastel on Paper, 2018 – Soul Paintings

Soul Richard, Watercolor and Oil Pastel on Paper, 2018 – Soul Paintings

Soul Matthew, Watercolor and Oil Pastel on Paper, 2018 – Soul Paintings

skye creates many of her soul paintings at local and regional art events. check out her Art Events page for more!

Soul Mother, Oil Pastel and Watercolor on Paper, 2018 – Soul Paintings

Soul Lucia (left) and Soul Harry, (right), Oil Pastel and Watercolor on Paper, 2018. Skye with Mayor Harry Rilling and the First Lady Lucia Rilling of Norwalk, CT.