Saturday, 12 May 2007
The last of the inspired nudes
Edward Weston is an amazing artist. I don't find the shocking, or explicit, or romantic. Although his models he used were usually slender, I don't feel as though he's portraying them as the 'ideal' form. However, they aren't as brutally honest and raw as Lucian Freud's paintings for example.
I find them beatuiful, sensitive, powerful and intimate.
The last two paintings I did that day, the two shown here, I'm especially happy with. i was interrupted during painting the abdomin, and when I returned to it, I was totally happy with it as it was, and did not further work on it.
I also love this second painting of the breasts. I was never totally happy with the first one I did, and I'm glad I came back to try it again.