Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Finger Painting

Finger Painting
Oil on gessoed board
Sept 12, 06

This is a bit of an odd one I guess. I had started another painting that day, however the light changed and I thought I'd finish it next day. I still felt like painting so I did this using the first model that came to hand. Ha ha.. I did a whole series of paintings of my hands during the 90's, and I guess painting fingers is a continuation of that interest. I've always been fascinated with the challenge of depicting flesh with paint. A big influence to me was when I discovered the paintings of Lucian Freud, who is the undisputed master of painting flesh.

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