Ever have those days when there is not enough time to do what you want? The way you want to do it? I am treading that water now.
I do not always get to create paintings I truly call my own, as my schedule is booked and I make my living with commissions for both commercial and private clients. But when the opportunity arises on a small window of time, I embrace the moment to make a different kind of art and fill it with passionate, focused work. Knowing that there are these kinds of images and moments keeps me painting like a professional and delivering the work my clients expect of me, while i take the chance to experiment with these personal works. Always my goal is to move towards that bright spot on the horizon, regardless if it is from a private, commercial, or personal work.
To keep my sanity, I am sharing a few paintings of one aspect of the art I love to create - that of hands.
UPDATE: Forgot to add this new hand painting from the San Diego Comic-Con, Gandalf at Moria: