Sunday, August 18, 2013

Porn?

Firstly, I would just like to say that I am very happy with the execution of this painting. It was the first time I used 100% cotton paper (Arches Rough, 300gsm),  and wow, what a difference it makes. It is so much easier to paint on high quality paper.
The only problem I have with this painting is the subject matter. Why is it that a naked person who looks you in the eye, feel pornographic? Why do naked models who look away from you or have their eyes closed feel like classic art nudes? I have a problem with this, Lucian Freud did not but then again, he was not exactly glamorising his subjects either. The next nude I paint will have a cloth over her head, let's see how that feels!
I paint, I learn and I paint some more...

Autumn, watercolour nude by David Meldrum
Autumn, 38 x 76cm / 15 x 22"

4 comments :

  1. setxu9:22 pm

    Not porno at all. just a wonderful work, it´s really amazing the way you paint,I´m completely in love whit your painting.

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