Monday, March 24, 2014

Vein hands Maxfield Parrish style

watermarked image - "Rita Foster Art"

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"Veiny Hands" 8x12 inch pastel
I've always been an admirer of Maxfield Parrish's work and the way he'd use warm lights along with cool shadows to produce a certain mood and I wanted to get some practice in on this concept. My love is not so much of landscapes but anatomy or the human body so I just tried to combine the two things I love involved in art.

2 comments:

  1. Parrish wasn't even as mysterious, though. Makes an interesting contrast with Duerer's praying hands ...

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    1. Do you mean color contrast or hand position, or maybe both? Its funny but someone recently told me these hands were "Durer like". I didn't consciously have him in mind when drawing these, but have ALWAYS been an admirer of his work.

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