Saturday, July 17, 2010

May I ask whats your obsession with naked women?

Lisa said...
May I ask whats your obsession with naked women? Many of your paitings demoralize women, and some women might take offense. Comment?

What you ask is a completely valid question and some viewers may take offense at the fact that I paint a lot of pinup style nudes, but, in answer to your questions:
First, I’m a man and as a man I am fairly libidinous and obsessed with women in general.

For those who don’t like to look at nude women, I think that they just wouldn’t understand. I can say that there is a long historical record of men portraying nude or naked females from the Prehistoric era’s “Venus of Willendorf” to the so called "Snake Goddesses" of Knossos Crete, to the Renaissance era’s “Venus of Urbino” to today’s most contemporary painters such as John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage.

I don’t think that my painting demoralize or even denigrate women but rather celebrate their power as sexual beings. I do acknowledge that some people will not agree with my contention and for those people who find my paintings offensive, they don’t have to buy them or even look at them.

An interesting thing that sort of justifies my painting these kinds of images is that I get way more people looking at my nudes of women on Etsy than all my other images. (visit my Etsy Shop to see and notice the views for each item)

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Lucy N. DeSky" oil on masonite 10"x8"


Lucy N. DeSky oil on masonite 10"x8"
A painting from a photo booth portrait. Here's the step by step of how I "made" her.
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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Best Friend's Mom! oil on masonite 14"x11"

Reliving my childhood fantasies. Take "My Best Friend's Mom" home with you. You know you've always wanted to!
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