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L’Homme Nu

Yesterday I took on the challenge of painting a naked man. Little did I know, an image search for such a figure yields some bizarre results because prude little gremlins have snuck into Google and censored all the penises. An image search in French, however, did not disappoint. Everybody knows French gremlins are too busy drinking wine and enjoying life to censor the internet. And so I stumbled, among other things, across a Matisse drawing called “L’Homme Nu.” I decided my painting would be a tribute to his.

In case you like him and want to take him home, he’s 20×30 inches, acrylic on wood panel, and costs $600.

I also made these tiny paintings of Barcelona (11×14 inches, acrylic on canvas, $100 each). I really like how they turned out. But most importantly I got to see John work on some really large pieces and that was absolutely fabulous!