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#0685 'Remember the sun'
In a window by the beach with the oncoming of Winter
#1043 'Sun over water'
A girl dressing by the water. Perhaps she has just finished bathing. The sun catches her body and highlights its contours. In the footsteps of Degas artists have endeavoured to catch the beauty of a semi nude woman dressing. As with most of my recent figure studies the model is my lovely wife Waree http://thailand-painting-holidays.com/waree/ who is my co-host at our Thailand Painting Holidays guest house where I teach art and Waree guides Thai rural culture. #painting #holiday #thailand
A friend of ours asked me to paint this glamorous work for her husband's birthday. I worked from a photograph which was not as revealing as the final work. Imagination is a wonderful thing!
#0793 'Lost in the eyes of innocence
Influenced by early Lucian Freud paintings
This painting was commissioned by the subject Christine who is a lovely French Canadian lady living in Quebec. She contacted me by email after seeing some of my nudes in a web gallery and asked me to do a nude of her from photos. We had a few communication problems as she is French speaking and my French is somewhat limited. However, we worked it all out and we were both very happy with the result. In the photo she was wearing a black fur jacket ....
#0777 'Eyes of an angel'
Nude on striped bed
#0666 'Blue Nude Too?'
ARTIST: "Some years ago, at art school, I did a painting called 'Blue nude' . I could have sold it several times over and at last I have done a sequel, 'Blue nude too'. The original painting is in the background."
#1064 'The sweetest smile'
The nude model is my wife Waree who manages our Thailand Painting Holidays guest house where I teach art and Waree guides (see link) I entered this painting into an exhibition but it was rejected on the grounds that it is pornographic. I don't think its pornographic do you?
#0648 'Girl in a dream'
An elegant woman with entwining plants
#0652 'Summer's end'
The beach house at the end of summer and a lonely girl...................."My framer Charles loves this painting and enhanced it with one of his most elegant hand made frames. There was a period in Lucian Freud's development of nudes when he passed from exaggerated large eyed magnificent people to rich rugged nudes carved out of paint with explicit genitalia. During this time he painted lovely slightly wide eyed nudes in very high key with compressed darks which inspired this painting."
The model is my wife Waree who manages our Thailand Painting Holidays guest house where I teach art and Waree guides (see link) Thai rural culture.
#0054 'Red flame in heaven'
This is one of my earliest nudes. A colour version of it was pubished in the West Australian newspaper