Thursday, April 05, 2012

Hand # 4

Sanguine... Gwen Buchanan




"Will all great Neptune's ocean
 wash this blood clean from my Hand?
No... this my hand will rather
 the multitudinous seas incarnadine,
making the red one green "

Macbeth 2, 2, 60  .... Shakespeare




... experimenting ... something about the shade of sanguine...

6" x 10",  pen/ink, india ink wash, watercolor, sanguine conte, charcoal,chalk,  140 lb Arches watercolor paper


13 comments:

Penny said...

Nothing like a bit of colour to lift a hand, bloody or not!

Guillaume said...

I knew it was a murderer's hand!

Gwen Buchanan said...

... can fool some of the people some of the time but I can't fool you Guillaume.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Penny, the hand has shown its true colours.

pauline said...

oh Gwen, i love this series of hands... the shading with sanguine is exquisite. i love it. And the quotes... all so fitting to the drawings. i love the colors you used in REACH, and that ring... THE GODDESS - omigod - do you still make it? I want. xoxo

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Something powerful in that color...says so much.

Owen said...

You have a magic touch... no question about it for this sailor of the cyber surf...

Jenny Woolf said...

I admire your hand pictures. They're so hard to draw, let alone get lots of character into, like you do.

Tracy said...

The punch of color really adds so much to this "simple" piece, Gwen. I love the position of the hand... each finger curled & cradled upon the other, a kind of tenderness in this... :o)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Carol, I always loved the red chalk drawings of Leonardo so I tried using it... to me it has a feel of the past, although I have a long way to go before I ever reach the tiniest of his abilities..


Hi Pauline, Thank you.. I am really having a good time using the chalks and charcoal.. for a long time I had them in my desk drawer and hesitated to use them ..
I only made one ring like that.. it was an experiment.


Thanks Jenny, I love the many lines, wrinkles and life that hands tell about each one of us.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Owen, Thank you... I have so much to learn so the best part of the whole thing is that I have to keep trying and what a luxury it is to have the chance.

Hi Tracy, Thank you. I hoped the drawing showed the inevitable acceptance for the deed done..

Ruth said...

I'm smitten (haha) by the word "incarnadine"!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Ah, spoken by a true WordGirl!!