Sleeping Nude (Oils)

detail of life painting oils female nude

A large painted life study, in oils.

life painting oils female nude
Above: Oils on Canvas, 40″ x 30″

Life studies from the human figure are—in my view—absolutely the most challenging of all. And the most challenging part of that, for me, is getting those skin hues & tones balanced and right. That’s the real challenge.

The lesser challenge then, is rendering the forms, and then achieving a good composition. But in these types of studies, which are academic/learning exercises, composition is a lesser issue.

Artist: John White
Media: Oil paint, Canvas