Finally some killer photos by Geoff Graham of the second glove in the series focusing on some of the hand-wear I’ve accumulated.
This railroad “engineer” style glove reminds me of the type of gloves my grandfather wore. His family immigrated to the States and worked on the railroads in Upstate NY.
The leather around the fingertips and palm is thick and coarse, while the upper cuff and back of the hand is thinner cotton, to allow for cooling in a hot environment.
Initially I though that I would focus on the actual colored striped patter on the cotton, however I decided that (as ever) texture trumps color — and so I decided to try to illustrate the fine herring bone texture of the material.
It was pretty painstaking, but I’m glad I went for it. It was certainly easier work than shoveling coal . . .