Veiled

veiled

I was a reticent in painting this image because of the nudity. Before I didn’t care but when I start showing in galleries and painting I love are rejected due to nudity I start to question if I need to show it or not.

I painted it anyway.

I could paint for others, I could paint for money but I’m lucky enough right now to have the freedom to paint for myself.

I don’t like that the naked body is controversial but my that doesn’t change the situation.

Maybe it’s an issue I should address directly in my paintings?

Sessions

3282: 1852, Session 18

I finished this painting by 6am this morning and I’m very happy with it.

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3281: 1852, Session 17

I’m so close to finishing this painting. I’m almost certain I will finish it tomorrow.

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3280: 1852, Session 16

I’m moving quickly on this now and plan to finish it by Thursday.

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3279: 1852, Session 15

I’ve started the final strokes on the figure and I’m loving it.

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3278: 1852, Session 14

I finished the cloth and killed the background with a long session this morning.

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3277: 1852, Session 13

Painting at 2am, and I’m tired of all the gray…

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3276: 1852, Session 12

Even though my sleep is sub par I was able to achieve some great focus this morning.

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3275: 1852, Session 11

Short session today. I’m spending time with our beloved kiddie for these last few days of his life.

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3274: 1852, Session 10

Some sleep troubles last night but I still got a good hour of focus on this painting.

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3273: 1851, Session 15

With some small changes this painting is finished! Two in one week!

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3256: 1852, Session 8

I’m changing up how I do things a bit.

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3255: Veiled, Session 7

I moved back to the Veiled painting because Faded is dripping wet.

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3245: Veiled, Session 6

This layer of paint is done and I’m excited to start it again after it dries.

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3244: Veiled, Session 5

I’ve created a plan and changed direction on this painting. Exciting!

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3243: Veiled, Session 4

I’m moving back to this painting and I’m honestly now sure of where it’s going to go.

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3231: Veiled, Session 3

A brand new day and a complete restructuring of my daily goals is in place.

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3230: Veiled, Session 2

I had one of the most wonderful days in a long time hanging my show at the Jansen Art Center today.

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3229: Veiled, Session 1

It looks like I’m starting paintings in sets of three…

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Details

  • Work: 1852
  • Size: 30" x 20"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Sessions: 18
  • Start date: 11/28/2021
  • End date: 1/20/2022