I was 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?
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