L’intimiste is one of those large acrylic paintings that is often an aid to contemplation. I don’t know what she’s thinking but she seems lost in her own thoughts, adrift in the summer sun. The play of light on her body is enhanced by the movement on the wall behind her and the slightly unsettling shadow from the window across her torso. a nude figure, of a woman or girl, has been a staple in Western art for centuries. I wanted to try to capture here a sense of pleasures, sensuality, calm and meditation, as she sunbathes without a care.
Platform: Stretched canvas
Size: 32 inches x 24 inches