I started painting nudes back in the late 1990’s. The first one was tentative and delicate of sorts as I started to explore form and shape. Learning to observe what was before me rather than what I knew was a challenge. I avoided hands, feet and faces, my nudes very anonymous.
As time moved on, I went through a phase where it was all I painted. I had some commissions which expanded my perspective and encouraged my technique and my style really started to emerge.
I love playing with the shapes of the female form and the shadows created. I’ve also pushed my representation with some interesting abstracts inspired by these lines.
I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of painting the lines of a nude, there is just too many interesting shapes to explore. For now Life Drawing is fulfilling this love but I can see it will be something I’ll be diving back into with my brush and pastels at the ready very soon.
Until Next Time,