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|