"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sold! Figure Study - Pink Lady

This was done from a photo challenge in an online workshop. Its a figure of a large nude woman on her hands and knees but I cropped it for my blog in order to just show the face. The original is 12x12 oil on canvas panel. There was something so compelling about this pose and the challenge of painting so much flesh. The pink background kindof decided itself and I think it worked! I am posting this study today because I recently sold this piece to another artist whom I respect incredibly. Thank you, Kevin! By the way, if you would like to see Pink Lady in all her glory, you will find her on my website in the Figurative Gallery http://www.susansmolenskyfineart.com/


  1. I just looked up the non-cropped -painting, it's really good and I like the 'workshop figure' of the male next to this one too - okay, I like all of them, but let's stay focused - these look great, love the way you painted them.

  2. Thank you for taking a look at my website, Lisa. both of these paintings were done for the same on line challenge and were painted with a great deal of boldness making them seem to fly off the brush. There is something to be said for that! Thanks for your kind words.


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