Friday, February 26, 2010
New Series of Paintings -- "With these Hands"
Because of this, the photograph is off kilter and the lights glare, but you can get an idea of what I have in mind. The hair is noticeably missing or faded out on the first photo because I lost it while putting shadows on the face and neck. The cowboy hat is complete, more or less, and so is the face. I am finishing the hair in this session and will complete the hands and several other details. My loyal photographer (my husband) had another engagement, so these still photos are all that I could manage. I flipped the image on the first photo so you could see it from a different angle.
Other paintings in the series will include "With These Hands -- Comfort," and "With these Hands -- Working," at least I think so at this point in time. Your ideas would be welcome. I have always been fascinated by people's faces and especially their hands and how they use them to work, to play, to create, to explore. My series of paintings will be a tribute to the positive ways people's hands are used to make the world a better place. Since I love the innocence and beauty of children, this little cowgirl became the first in the series.
I will keep you posted on my progress and share with you my "Wonder" painting when it is finished. All completed artwork is on my gallery at http://carol-allen-anfinsen.fineartamerica.com/