The Proffered Hand
I started this painting during a “Knight’s” class as a black and white image. I wanted the man’s image to come toward the foreground, but it never looked quite right composition-wise on a vertical page. To give it more width, I added a Washi paper with shadows. painted a stylized background and accents. It was finished 3 years later. Some images are just difficult.
And this is the final black and white version.