Female nude, portrait in oil on stretched canvas.
This painting was featured in the Red Bubble groups ‘Mature Woman’, ‘Impressionism Café’ ‘Painted Ladies’, ’ Artistry Group’, ’ PAINTERS ACADEMICS ’ and ‘! 100%’, and was voted winner of the Artistic Nude challenge ‘Nude in a bedroom or living room setting’ It was also featured in ‘The Artistic Nude", ’Nudes: 500+ viewings’, ♥ Artists Universe ♥ , ‘Artistic Feminine Drawing and Painting’, ’ ART UNIVERSE’, and in ‘Exquisition’ and was voted into the top ten of the Oil Painting challenge ‘After an Artist!’, of the Feminine Intent challenge ‘Real Women’, of the ‘Painted Ladies Avatar Challenge’, and was voted second in the Painters In Modern Times challenge ‘Painting the Nude’ and the Painter’s Universe challenge ‘Running the Alphabet’, as well as being featured in ‘Painters In Modern Times’, ‘Women Painters’, ‘Symposium of Modern Realists’ and ‘5000+ Views’ and ‘10,000+ Views’. It was also voted winner of the Painters Universe challenge ‘Who is Your Master’ and the Artistic Feminine Drawings & Paintings challenge ‘Your Most Feminine Drawing of 2011’, and into the top ten of ‘My Most Viewed Work’, the Oil Painters Group challenge ‘Show Us Your Favorite!’, and the Painters In Modern Times challenge ‘Your Unique Style’. Also voted runner up in the Women Painters challenge ‘Artist of the year 2013’, and fourth in the Women Painters Challenge ‘Homage to the Masters’,
I love this technique of leaving the less important parts of the image sketchy, and was influenced early on by Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas.
The original has been sold.
Amazingly, this painting has been currently (6/12/16 ) viewed 36427 times, and has been favourited by 200 Bubblers!
Handmade, Signed and numbered Limited Edition Album available by order.
One of my early influences was Toulouse-Lautrec, a master of the Impression. I always loved the way he left the unimportant bits unfinished and concentrated on his focus of attention.
I’m thrilled that this painting won Best Oil Painting under $1200 at St Kevins Art Show 2008.
It was also a finalist in the Impressionist Group challenge ‘My Favourite Work, and was voted winner in the Impressionist Art group challenge ’From the Master’. It was also featured in the Red Bubble group Fine Art approaches to Figure and Face.