I never try to paint in the portrait realism style and this is far far from it. It's not my thing, but since I challenged the kids to and I wanted to paint a brown skinned Madonna. So, why the blue eyes? I'm not sure- I wanted the eyes and her head covering to pop and I had some other symbolic reasons but yes, I know they should just be brown too. And brown skin and brown eyes are beautiful- this was meant to be symbolic. All that to say, I'm not happy with this painting artistically. But, we must continue to make ourselves uncomfortable, step out of our comfort and stretch ourselves artistically. But the collabs with my kids are my absolute favorites! #madonna #brownskinbeauty #acrylicpainting #painting #jesuswasblack and Black Lives Matter!