Friday, January 10, 2014

Michael - A value study

Michael - Value Study
9 x 12
Oil on Raymar Panel

The source for this piece is a photo my brother, Dan, took.  I loved the darks and lights and I love the position of the hand.  I thought painting it would help me practice laying my darks and lights.  I also wanted the challenge of the hand.  I painted it quickly, as it is a study, and I would like to take my time with a larger version.  

This is my submission for the 30 in 30 challenge.  


  1. The hand really caught my eye in this one. Great job. I think you are really getting the hang of the hands and gestures. Way to go Maria !

  2. Excellent values....I also was very impressed with the way you painted the hand... not easy!!!!


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