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"Instead of painting directly on paper, first-grade school teacher Russel Powell paints [or reproduces] realistic portraits directly on his hand, then using it as a stamp. The San Jose-based teacher-artist paints quickly enough that the paint doesn’t dry, letting his palm-lines become part of the piece. Powell calls this process “hand-stamping,” and even incorporates similar art projects into his classes.
Powell has been teaching at the same school for 14 years, and also runs Pangaean Studios. He is a lover of music, having grown up with a dad who’s a Rock n’ Roll/blues guitarist. One of Powell’s favorite things is walking up to his classroom in the morning and listening his friend Jim play piano for the kids at the start of their day." (boredpanda.com)

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patw

And clever!

dris651

I wonder if he's tried Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" hand painting. That would be topical!

patw

I agree, Bill. I don't have the talent needed to replicate someone else's work. So that skill impresses me. But I would guess that many in the art world might say, "Cute parlor trick. What else ya got?"

Bill_I_Am

Interesting technique. The effect is not unpleasant, even if it is somewhat limited. Thanks, Pat.

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