The Mona Lisa effect is known for how the eyes in a portrait seem to follow the viewer as they move back and forth.

healing people and pet portraits

Bulldog| Acrylic On Canvas | 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″ | by Sandra Mucha

While it is hard to make it to the Louvre to see the original Mona Lisa, or any museum during this pandemic, you can see this effect also in my portraits. This focal point appears naturally when I paint a portrait of my client’s pets or people. As for my landscapes, the viewer is engaged with my use of movement whether it is thru the use of distorted lines in my cityscapes or realistic clouds juxtaposed with frozen buildings in my architectural series.

cat pet portait artist

Calico | Acrylic On Canvas | 10″ x 10″ x 1.5″ | by Sandra Mucha