When we left off of stage 1 of my painting of my “photographer” hands, the image was just beginning to evolve. Below you can see that I have been working on the hands applying several layers of paint to create the three dimensional feel. The gears in the background are also finding their places in the composition.
I am liking the combination of the clock gears with the hands appearing to turn the vertebrae as if they were a camera. How are you reacting to this juxtaposition?
In this next phase (see below), you can see that I have applied a few layers of paint over the gear shapes. This is to push them back and not have them compete with the hands. The bones of the vertebrae are starting to become more articulate. (Our vertebrae are complex bones and not easy to draw!) Mixing the colors for this was a challenge because I wanted the bones to be evident, yet not get lost in the painting. [Read more…]