Saturday, February 28, 2015

Virtual Paintout 22: Touched by Hands

Bangladesh was the destination for our February Virtual Paintout. 

I found beauty there, but it was also heartbreaking. Everywhere I saw the women and girls wearing colorfully beautiful clothing, yet there was obvious poverty. The villages and parts of the cities were so sad, yet there was beauty in the countryside.

An old gentleman, squatting with his hands on his knees, caught my eye. It was his hands... old, knobby and with a story to tell... that touched me.

Here is the original location of my painting:

And here is my painting, done from my heart in response to his Hands (can image to enlarge).

Tongi, Bangladesh
6 x 9 sketchbook; acrylics

Happy painting,



  1. This painting blows me away. It's incredible.

    1. Aww, thank you Mary. Since you've inspired me so much by watching you launch your writing career, I thought I'd share with you my new website. The only other person I've told is my sister, since I'm still adding things to it and it's rather bare yet. It's here:

      I'd be honored if you have time to visit it, and give me your honest first impression. I'm still learning and tweaking! Can't wait til the galleries are all full and I can announce it on my blog... so exciting. :-D