Monday, April 13, 2009

My Latest Torso Series - A New Twist

While I will admit that my focus of late has been on the female form.  I did not want people to think that I have anything against the male body.  I find the male form, equally beautiful.  And, being heterosexual, quite tantalizing.  I have even been known to trip while passing the larger - than - life images at Abercrombie & Fitch. Something about a flat stomach and showing a little bit of hip bone, like a promise of things to come, really can distract a girl!

So, after being asked repeatedly if I had this guy or that guy in my couple series, but just the guy alone - I decided maybe I should not exclude male torsos from my series and got to work.  This is the first painting in that series.

Everyone of course may have a preference in terms of the "type" of male physique they prefer in their man.  I myself lean towards what I always thought of as a runner's body.  But after much study and consideration... have realized can also apply to volleyball players and swimmers.  So, to start my foray into creating single male forms on canvas, I did start with my preference.  Since, as one of my art instructors always told us - paint what you know.  Not that I know my model personally, but well, you know what I mean. ;-)
For another look at the creative process, see Happy Mistakes