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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The Creation Process

On to the Next Painting, detail
Close To Finished, detail
Struggling With Photographing an Oil Painting, detail
Subtle Changes, detail
Creeping Renderer, detail
Painting Feet, detail
A Little Lost, detail
Wet Paint, detail
Quick Block-in, detail
Search For Figure Reference, detail