Four Hands

"Four Hands"
23" x14"
Oil on hardboard

My friends have been encouraging me to paint the figure. "How different can it be from a closeup of a flower?" they've asked.  When one of them provided me with this photo that he took, I recognized the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.  This was an exercise in observing the relationship between colors, values and edges.  I'm amazed at how similar it was to painting, for instance, a rose.  I hope to do more. 

Except for a few pregnancy portraits I've not painted a figure or anything like this before. I'll improve ... if I continue.

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