Category Archives: hands

Three Hundred and Fifty-Nine!

Now this is an image that has been slowly in progress for a while. I struggled towards the end and really feel that the upper left is incomplete but at this point I’m going to call it and if in the future I decide I want to tackle the image again I will. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Fifty-Five!

A quick sketch I did while at the airport in Indiana. Like I stated before not up to par but it was kind of hard to get into the right mode when traveling. I found line work was the easiest thing to focus on due to its repetitive nature. Repetition can be calming which as we know is always useful when traveling! I must admit the trip to and from was easy peasy and Indianapolis Airport is a breeze compared to Logan! The airplane was the smallest I had flown on and luckily rather empty. I never had to sit uncomfortably next to the heavy breather or the person who smelled a little too strongly of garlic, YAY! Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Thirty-Five! 

This was the image I referred to in my previous post. Another image in which I reverted to an earlier body of work/style. This one took a different approach though. focusing primarily on the hands you get a very strange feeling when you look at this. The hands are distorted and strange but it forces me to really look at it. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Thirty!

Nothing like a Squirrel praising the sky. Maybe this means spring is coming? Or maybe he is begging for winder to be over. Another arctic blast arrived last night and with it a few inches of snow. I think by diving into imagery of happy critters and sunny skies I am subconsciously trying to promote a healthier state of mind. Winter is becoming a drag… At least this guy exists though, even with the wiggliest fingers I have ever seen. Enjoy, see you next time!

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Three Hundred And Twenty Three!

Well it is very safe to say that this is a combination image. It started as one of those cityscapes but like a strange nautical version which I thought was horrible so naturally I draw a hand over it! I love the overlay of color and shape that is developing here as it had to develop as the result of drawing the hand. It was completely reactive which meant rather stress free! love it. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Twenty Two!

Another hand. I’m sure people are all set with my hands fascination but unfortunately for you I am not! For me they seem to present themselves every time I get overwhelmed so I guess it is appropriate then. It is always amazing the emotion you can read from a single gesture of one body part. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Twenty One!

Inspired by the day, I started to write. I felt that the words were important to understanding where my mind is. Below is probably my first written entry granted it is accompanied by an image drawn in response, not my typical working method but today it felt right.

Head spinning, mind blurred I can’t seem to focus. Too many thoughts, too many faces, how did I end  up here? Simple procedures never followed always lead to problems. Suddenly they all erupt, One, Two, Three, BOOM. Creeping up the totem pole before you can even breathe, all I know is they’re mad. I’m sorry, not my intentions its just my job. Maybe a blind eye would have been smart, too late now. I hate conflict … what have I started. Maybe a cup of tea will soothe my mind….sip sip, enough.

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Three Hundred and Twenty!

I never have liked drawing people but I love portraits so when I took the picture that I used as reference for this drawing the hands were actually the selling factor. I like the odd proportions which since I am not exactly a photo realistic painter is absolutely fine by me. It gives it character. Straight off the bat I will admit had I not drawn this in pen I would make his head a bit smaller, its kind of ginormous! Anyway enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Eighty-Five!

 

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Another night, another painting. This was never intended to be a completed image. I was trying to make something I could cut up for another piece but  as soon as I started working on this I started to really enjoy to format and image that was developing. Guess I’ll try again tonight for something I can destroy. Anyway, some of the elements in this image are items I am working on in a larger piece so it was really helpful to do this image prior to completing the other.

Hopefully this weekend will be productive. I will be back at my favorite seaside home and the forecast is predicting rainy cloudy weather which for those who do not know is my FAVORITE kind of weather. Probably should have moved to Ireland! Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Eighty-Four!

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The most recent addition to my hands collection. I really struggled with this image. I couldn’t seem to figure it out and each night I would photograph it and stare at it over the course of the day trying to see what needed to happen next. The original piece I created I ended up cutting up and layering into this piece. It’s obvious on the top section but the lower half of this image is entirely pasted onto the heavier stock. It was even interesting to see how the two different watercolor papers reacted to the paint absorption. Granted I forgot to make note of which papers I used… FAIL. I’ll pay more attention next time. I love how the fence like structure floats around the page. I think I really want to play with this cut paper idea for a bit maybe in the next piece. Enjoy and see you next time.

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