Hand Study, Part 1

I mentioned in my last post that I tackled a study of hands. I don’t know why I was so fascinated by this project. I just found it soothing to play with and layer the colors, and like magic, the skin tones worked out.

The first one was probably the easiest to come up with. Everyone is familiar with the line “You are the potter, I am the clay.” The actual verse is from Isaiah 69: 8.

But now, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. All of us are the work of your hand.
- Isaiah 69: 8 (EHV)

Obviously, we need a potter’s wheel. I found an image on pixabay.com to use as inspiration. It’s a great place to get royalty-free images when you need them. I try to give credit when I can. In this case, the photographer is Lubos Houska, and he does some pretty fantastic work. You should check it out. Here’s the link to the specific photo below.

Photography by Lubos Houska, available on Pixabay

I was a little intimidated by the clay on the hands, and by the pottery itself. Everything is so monotone, and yet… not! I had to make sure to convey the right colors. I’m not sure I did a very good job. But it gets the message across sufficiently.

We are the Work of Your Hand

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