Title: Stephanie with cushions
Size: 12 x 9 inches
Medium: Mixed media on paper
The models that pose for me are my friends and very few of them have posed nude before. Most come to sit 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 the imagery is different and more natural. I believe in 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. This drawing is part of my ongoing intimate moments series. I am astutely aware of the politics of the representation of the female nude and am fully aware of the role that the male gaze plays in the creation of both historical and contemporary imagery. My drawings are intentionally constructed to varying degrees from observation of a live model, memories and imagination and are a transcription of impressions from the past and present studio sessions as well as the images and other mediatic influences that abound in our contemporary society.
This work of art is done on acid-free paper. The drawing is created in graphite, Rapidograph Ultradraw ink and Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink and Dr. Ph. Martin’s watercolor inks and Windsor & Newton watercolors. The work is signed. I provide a certificate of authenticity.