In 1978, my dad created one of his greatest works- entitled: "In His Hands," the piece is a large watercolor full of magnificent rocks, waterfalls and lush summer vegetation. My mom gave me the painting as a gift one year, but I never had the desire to take it from her walls until last month- as the painting always was showcased in my mom's home. As a Christmas gift for my mom, I painted a `copy' of my father's piece, but this time in- acrylic, but I removed all the vegetation and made the piece a snow scene. I do not like to copy other paintings, but I wanted to do this as an homage to my dad.
The painting is 38 inches long on masonite. I started the image with a purple wash over the pencil sketch, then began working on the darks.
I gained a lot of insight to my dad's original piece by doing this gift/project. In essence, the painting is a symetrical abstract within a nature framework.
Why the title? It's rather obvious, but I will not say anything more except that with a select few large works- my father incorporated double-images which usually had a religious or spiritual theme. Some are easy to see, while others are quite difficult.
Color-wise- I used a limited palette on this piece, just primary colors (with very little yellow- only to make brown) and paynes grey and white. Because of it being winter, I kept the colors on the cool side.
Every single graphic on these pages is copyrighted and original, created by me on an Amiga 4000 and Sony Pentium PC.
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