Hand on Black Marble

oil painting of the anatomy of the human hand on black marble


Chiro on Nero

This piece as well as its companion piece is done with oil paint on black nero marble. (redundant I know.) The process for getting oil to adhere to such a slick surface involved etching out the initial design with a carbide etching tool, after this was completed oil successfully bonded to the surface. The hands themselves are designed from several different photographs of cadavers. The result is a reasonably anatomically correct averaged composite.




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