Saturday, January 30, 2016

Man in a Sauna - sold

Oil on gessoboard panel 7"x5"

I love painting figures and enjoy taking them out of the traditional context of figure study sessions. In my work I like to paint people enjoying simple pleasures...sunlight, the beach, a soak in a deep tub, and in this painting, a sauna. It's a wonderfully sensual respite from winter. I wanted to convey the relaxing heat and the dark coziness of the cedar wood paneling.