I really enjoy going fishing with my cousin and my brother-in-law. Today was another such outing. I didn’t have as much luck as I had last time, but it was fun anyway.
Although my time thinking about hand gestures was limited, I decided to use the opportunity to photograph hands at work for my gesture library. My cousin has been a meat cutter for 30 years, so the end of successful fishing trips results in taking home plastic bags filled with fish filets, instead of whole fish that one must clean. I don’t know how he does it. The whole process is fascinating. It probably wouldn’t be if I were a vegetarian.
Below is my watercolor study of Joe’s hands at work. He caught all of the trout today. The meat of the trout he caught looks like salmon. The color comes from what they ate.
Once again, this is a rough draft, a sketch for a full-fledged painting.