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Russell Powell painting on palm

Russell Powell painting on palm

Russell Powell painting on palm

California based artist Russell Powell creates realistic portraits on unconventional surface – his own hand. Painting on the palm has its own characteristics and originality. Incredibly, the textured surface does not keep him from adding intricate detail and dramatic shadows that give the impression of three-dimensionality of the picture. After Russell Powell finishes portrait, he puts his painted palm onto blank paper. This process is called “hand-stamping”. His signature paintings are intricate portraits, mostly of celebrities. With his brush strokes, he incorporates colors, textures, and fine details onto a very unusual medium.

Russell Powell painting on palm, hand-stamp

Russell Powell painting on palm, hand-stamp

Billie Holiday hand-stamp

Billie Holiday hand-stamp. Art by Russell Powell

Billie Holiday. Painting on palm

Billie Holiday. Painting on palm. Art by Russell Powell

Bob Marley hand-stamp

Bob Marley hand-stamp. Art by Russell Powell

Lauren Bacall. Painting on palm

Lauren Bacall. Painting on palm. Art by Russell Powell

Lauren Bacall hand-stamp

Lauren Bacall hand-stamp. Art by Russell Powell

The King of Animals hand-stamp

The King of Animals hand-stamp. Art by Russell Powell

Hand-stamp portrait of Ruby Rose (Australian model). Art by Russell Powell

Hand-stamp portrait of Ruby Rose (Australian model). Art by Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of Ruby Rose (Australian model). Art by Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of Ruby Rose (Australian model). Art by Russell Powell

Portrait of Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Khaleesi), hand-stamp. Art by Russell Powell

Portrait of Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Khaleesi), hand-stamp. Art by Russell Powell

Portrait of Emilia Clarke. Painting on palm by Russell Powell

Portrait of Emilia Clarke. Painting on palm by Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). Art by Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). Art by Russell Powell

Russell Powell painting on palm

Russell Powell painting on palm

Russell Powell painting on palm (hand-stamp)

Russell Powell painting on palm (hand-stamp)

Painted on palm portrait of Ethiopian woman. Art by Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of Ethiopian woman. Art by Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of a beautiful woman. Artist Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of a beautiful woman. Artist Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of a beautiful woman. Artist Russell Powell

Painted on palm portrait of a beautiful woman. Artist Russell Powell