Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Painter's Hands



This is Java Lewis, the "Sidewalk Artist", as he advertises himself. He was assembling some of his artwork when I walked by on Friday afternoon.  He was anxious for me to take his photograph,  and I was thrilled to oblige.  I especially like this photograph of his hands - an artist's canvas. 

The Tune du Jour is "Twilight Time" by the Platters.


29 comments:

PJ said...

Virginia,
I can't believe this! The hands definitely have it! I stayed up late and got your surprise. I'm going to bed now. See you around on the 'sphere.
Your guy has wonderful hands and a great presence. Thanks for sharing him with all of us.

Bergson said...

these tables seem very beautiful.

The tables will directly from producer to consumer

alice said...

I do like the hands and the sweat-shirt!
My daughter is in Germany for one year, studying politic sciences and laws.First, she planned to rent a student room but arriving in Heidelberg, this place was not correct at all...After one week, she has been lucky: a professor of the University read her small add in the local newpaper and offered an appartment to rent! Now she's like Heidi in a small moutain village (15mn by bus!)and she's delighted. Not the main thing but it's a great weight off my mind, as a mother, i'm sure you understand!)

Webradio said...

Hello !

Ils sont jolis ses tableaux !
Mais il adébordé sur sa blouse...

melanie said...

J'aime surtout la deuxième photo. Très expressive

emiliane said...

Jolis tableaux ... et quel régal cette musique de bon matin .. elle a bercé mon adolescence et mes premiers flirts. Merci...

Marie Reed said...

This is a gem of a portrait. I want to shake his paint covered hand!

I saw that you found Miss Ming! She is my best friend from highschool.... I've known her forever and a day! She is so excited about starting a groovy photo blog! I hope she gets together with the other Ming for a cup of coffee! That would be sooo cool!

Laurie said...

Virginia, you have such a knack for capturing the real essence of people. It's evident that they open up and reveal themselves to you, and the results are wonderful portraits like this one. This is great! I like his work, too. Don't you?

Olivier said...

j'aime bien ta série sur les artistes et belle photo des mains de du peintre

I like your series on artists and beautiful photo of the hands of the painter

angela said...

Your artists in Birmingham are very photogenic and very smile-y.
Great series, Virginia..

Peter said...

Already the t-shirt is a piece of art!

Julie said...

The hands ... look at them. Long and slender ... and the knuckles are like signet rings. Remember that PJ showed Miss Cora's hands, I had my father's hand, you have Java's hands ... you can tell a lot about people by their hands and how they use them.

Oh and I must say I liked shopping at Amazon with The Platters keeping me company.

Marie said...

Thank you so much for visiting my weblog, Virginia. Yours is magnifique! I love the photos of your artist friends.

Ming said...

The hands definitely have it! Great photo.

Anonymous said...

Virg, do you do all you posting in the early morning hours !!!

fishinthebrook
A KD dad

Virginia said...

Fish,
I use the handy dandy post option. I can publish while I sleep!

Tomorrow: I am saving the best artist for last (for a while)!

Chuckeroon said...

some nice themes developing here V. I've just had a pleasant few minutes reviewing it all.

BTW...Tks for your visits to RuT. Much appreciated.

Halcyon said...

I do like the hands - so expressive!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like the Platters and also I like the painter's hands. Beautiful.

I almost forgot my granddaughter is at Canon Pixels

babooshka said...

It's weird but I have the Slender elongated artisis fingers, the artists hand, yet Gary has the squat builders hands(minus callouses.)They are usually covered like this though.
Not before food though

Is it me more either blogger misbehaving, links aren't working and now the city daily photo is down. Can't get that up at all.

Virginia said...

CDP has been under the weather a lot lately. I guess it just can't keep up with our foolishness, Babooshka.

I dug around and the best I can come with is that October Theme is Lines. I could be wrong. It didn't look very "official".

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Those hands...what a great couple of photos!

Dusty Lens said...

Very talented hands! I certainly hope his works are on display!

Rambling Round said...

His hands and shirt are a canvas too!
Nice artwork.

Coltrane_lives said...

Virginia...I love looking at artistic hands and also "eyes" of any artist. I guess I'm drawn to the process somewhat exposed in both. BTW...the music your blog provides is FAB. Merci for your efforts! Have a great tomorrow. ;-)

Knoxville Girl said...

"painting hands" instead of "praying hands" - very powerful portrait.
Portraits don't always have to include faces.

Ming the Merciless said...

Yes, the painting hand photo is definitely more interesting because it tells a story.

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow. I especially love the picture of his hands!

Layrayski said...

My friend and I was just talking about how it would be great to take a photo of one of Butuan's local artist. This is so cool. The hands of an artist and the smile that light up the screen. =)