Sunday, January 27, 2013

Reclining Nudes

I did these a few years back, but never got around to posting them. Each piece is 12 x 48 inches, oil on canvas.
 I was trying to teach my students a simple concept in life drawing. Women are Jaguars and men are Jeeps. 
So when drawing women the work comes from the shoulder and elbow, rounded and flowing, when drawing men, it comes from the wrist, short and sharp, angular. I used those techniques to paint a woman, sharp /round, soft/hard. It was a wonderful experiment, but judge, as always, for yourself.