Christine by Stacy Minch
I've spent hundreds, probably thousands of hours painting nudes from life for skill development. Most of these attempts turn out to be just studies, but occasionally there is a pose that captures an emotional tenor that I can connect to an a very personal level. The mystery of this pose spoke to me when I chose it, and continues to hold my attention--the vulnerability of exposure, the attempt to maintain anonymity, the confident, yet guarded stature... although this painting is not a self portrait, it almost feels like it could be. Oil on Dibond. 30x22 in.