27 November 2008

april's hands

Watercolor on Arches CP 300gsm, 10" x 14".

i've started work on the series of april images, which she posed with her son.

april did several hand poses, and this is the first i have painted.

one of the poses has her hands overlapped, fingers interlaced and radiating. i tried to draw the image several times and failed, and i tried painting it on a very large format and failed. the image has a kind of intensity that is hard for me to realize.


John Salmon said...

Just found your blog Bruce, I've got a lot of catching up to do.
Thanks for your Handprint site by the way. It's the only watercolour site on the web worth delving into.

Carol Carter said...

this is stunning!

Dean Grey said...


Another great hand painting!

Wow, these hands are quite expressive.

Maybe it's the red background or the opened palms facing the viewer, but there is a very intense quality to this painting.

Almost as if the model is shouting, "why?!"

How unique that a simple painting of hands can have a really powerful story behind it.