I thought you may be interested to see how my nudie-rudie lady has come along in recent days. Here, have a look:
What do you think? Like how she is turning out?
Sadly, I must confess there is one aspect of this painting that is continuing to really bother me and cause me great angst. Now, before I go on, I need to disclose that I'm aware this particular issue is rather like an elephant in a closet - however, I've decided regardless that I am going to be upfront and honest and will just put it out there and say it as it is. Here I go:
I just can't "do" boobies. Oh, sorry, I actually meant to say, paint breasts. (Sorry about that. Sometimes I know I lack a little decorum.)
I am *so* *frustrated*. In my mind, they should be easy to paint. Afterall, I have a pair - I grew them myself. And I see them every day. I've even spent years putting them to good use. (Now don't go having a dirty mind, I meant feeding my children when they were babies.)
Yet despite these incredibly important facts, for the life of me, I just just can't seem to paint them. (On a canvas I mean, not my own pair. That, I probably could do if I wanted. Except I don't think I want to go there.)
Be honest with me here, when you look at her and notice her breasts, don't you agree that they are *so* incredibly pert that you feel like you just want to hate her? I mean, who on earth has a real set of breasts as pert and gravity-defying as this? Certainly not anyone I know.
I think I've nearly finished painting this lady. The biggest thing I've got to decide is whether I leave her as a perfect vision of a "reclining implant" or whether I try yet again to paint her breasts in a way to make them look more realistic and natural. What do you think?