A recent evening I scheduled a two hour session with a long time model. My aim was to do a small (9" X 11") oil sketch. I try to do these regularly to keep fresh and to experiment with my palette. Often the model and I spend a great deal of time and effort finding a good challenging pose. This evening, however, the model "fell" into this pose right away. She was comfortable and I was in a very confident and relaxed mood. The only issue I could see beyond the difficulty factor was the vagina.
I decided to go for it. After a failed first attempt I adjusted my angle a bit and settled into painting. Here is the result. Is it shocking or inappropriate? I honestly don't have a clue. I very much enjoyed doing the painting.
|Reclining Nude, oil on canvas, 9" X 11", 2013|