Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hands and Heart

"Heart and Hands"
oil on canvas
8" x 10"

I'm still painting as you can see. Being basically a still life painter, this is my first attempt at painting flesh tones. It was a challenge - fun though, once it started to look convincing. I'm especially happy with how the thumbs turned out. I think that I caught the essence of the pressure point where the thumbs meet.

The reference photo for this was some hand poses that I took of one of my daughters awhile back. Three of my fours kids will be here for Thanksgiving. I think maybe we'll have some more hand modeling while they're here. I'd like to do more of these!

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