A Handful of Love is the penultimate artwork in my series of six studies of old hands. To share with you something of the process of creating this artwork, I have compiled this montage of six stages from the initial blocking in to the finished portrait. As with all of the ‘A Handful of …’ pictures, this is a pastel painting on Pastelmat paper.
As someone who feels strongly about the great gifts that come from intergenerational relationships, A Handful of Love feels like a universally recognisable representation of that bond, and the connection we can foster.
I appreciate that it isn’t so easy to see the details and how they change in this montage. If you use social media, you can see larger images of these six stages that I have shared on my Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.
Once the full series of hands studies has been completed, I will make available limited edition prints and greetings cards of A Handful of Love, A Handful of Faith, A Handful of Lotus Seeds, A Handful of Salt, A Handful of Chillies and the final work in the series, the yet to be finished A Handful of Coffee.
Thanks go to Réhahn Photography for his amazing image.