Holding Hands

Most of my subjects to paint have been found in magazines and calendars. This was painted from a photograph. My close friend is a publisher and an author of some great books. He sent me this photograph of his last book cover. It was intimidating as I have never painted skin tone, and painting hands I heard was particularly difficult. I enjoyed this painting, and was surprised how it came out was pleased, and love that I can do something tangible to give friends and family. In painting the sun that shines through the two hands I shaped it into a heart, as it went with his theme of love and marriage. Another painting done in my cell, another joy to paint.