Artwork Description

Title: At Rest
Size: 11.69 x 16.53 inches
Medium: Mixed media on paper

Rest and pleasure seeking is viewed by some as self indulgent. Yet there is nothing wrong with rest or seeking out pleasure in all it’s forms. We push ourselves beyond our limits without questioning what life is truly supposed to be about. It is only when we stop and rest that we see the folly of our ways.

My models are my friends and they come to pose for me because they love art and want to contribute to my work. I like to let the models choose their own poses and by doing so I believe that the imagery is different and more natural. I let my models determine the amount of clothing to remove therefore letting my sitters be themselves. In the past I have worked in my models home where I discovered that when a model feels secure a different kind of imagery and emotional quality can be had. Making someone feel comfortable at the studio can also have the same effect. This drawing is part of my ongoing intimate moments series.

This work of art is done on acid-free paper. The drawing is created in Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink and Winsor & Newton watercolors. The work is signed. I provide a certificate of authenticity.