A hand…..

November 15, 2009

This is a self-portrait created by Monte of his left hand.  It is a very accurate reproduction of his left hand.  Monte had fine, delicate fingers on his hands.
One interesting thing about Monte’s hands was after some time, he developed an allergic reaction to oil paints.  Contact with oil pants would cause his hands to inflame, his skin to peel, resulting in great pain.  At one point he did try to paint while wearing latex gloves, however that proved to be too troublesome. He then moved away from the use of oil paints.

The very sad thing about this affliction is when one looks at his very early oil paintings, his skill with oil paints is  quite evident and because of this allergy, his oil painting potential was not realized.

This reproduction of Monte’s hand is owned by his son, Eric.

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