EBSQ Spotlight on Artistic Nudes: Miriam Schulman

This month’s featured gallery is Artistic Nudes. The nude is a classic subject for artists and is of endless fascination and challenge. There are many types of nudes, in all degrees of undress and all manner of poses. Some are intended to make a statement, some are part of a story and some are just a celebration of the human form.

Miriam Schulman

Silk Pillows - Miriam Schulman

 

 

I pour my heart in soul into creating my nude figure studies. The style of my artwork is modern, yet impressionistic. Sometimes I venture into abstraction working on canvas with thick brushes and oil paints but my largest body of work is with watercolor. The composition and technique I use is influenced and inspired by Sargent, Charles Reid and Alice Neel. I tend to anonymise my subjects or impose my own emotions onto them. There is an eclectic interaction between artist and subject in my work where their feelings transform my own and my own feelings transform the art.

My figurative artwork is often sensual and sometimes tastefully erotic as create a narration in my head for the subject and a back story, and a character. – Miriam Schulman

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EBSQ Spotlight on Artistic Nudes: Barbara Jensen

This month’s featured gallery is Artistic Nudes. The nude is a classic subject for artists and is of endless fascination and challenge. There are many types of nudes, in all degrees of undress and all manner of poses. Some are intended to make a statement, some are part of a story and some are just a celebration of the human form.

Barbara Jensen

Funk - Barbara Jensen

The human form has always fascinated me in a curious way since I was very young and I’ve been drawing and painting nudes since I can remember.  The sensual curves, the flexibility and all of the nooks and crannies of the human body.  And what I find real fun is that each one is totally different in so many ways.  Female nudes have been my focus since I got my first Barbie doll.  In my work I try to portray the softness of the skin and try to stay away from hard lines but in the future I would like to get into some more dramatic work using the contrast of shadow.  I just love experimenting with different media and styles but I have become a slave to detail so I find it hard to loosen up.  I challenge myself!

I also love an expressive face.  In my opinion the face is the hardest thing to capture and can make or break the piece.  I can’t count how many works I’ve scrapped because I mess that up, so now I always do the face first.  Live and learn! – Barbara Jensen

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EBSQ Spotlight on Artistic Nudes: Melissa Tobia

This month’s featured gallery is Artistic Nudes. The nude is a classic subject for artists and is of endless fascination and challenge. There are many types of nudes, in all degrees of undress and all manner of poses. Some are intended to make a statement, some are part of a story and some are just a celebration of the human form.

Melissa Tobia

Woman Laying On Red Pillow - Melissa Tobia

I find drawing nudes to be one of the hardest tests of skill as an artist. When I draw a nude, it tests my technique, my sight, and my ability to bring out the subject’s personality. A nude drawing shows the subject’s vulnerabilities, their soul, their character and personality and also how the artist views them. Every human being has a story that we can all connect to, and the artist must be able to show that story. It is important to me as an artist to be able to capture the intensity of emotions and feelings of the subject as it is to capture the subject’s likeness. There is such a beauty in the human form and its anatomy; more so, when you can also see and feel the vulnerabilities that all human beings share. – Melissa Tobia

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EBSQ Spotlight on Artistic Nudes: Kelli Ann Dubay

This month’s featured gallery is Artistic Nudes. The nude is a classic subject for artists and is of endless fascination and challenge. There are many types of nudes, in all degrees of undress and all manner of poses. Some are intended to make a statement, some are part of a story and some are just a celebration of the human form.

Kelli Ann Dubay

Poison Ivy - Kelli Ann Dubay

What draws me the most to painting nudes is that they remain timeless and classical.  The viewer doesn’t get caught up in clothing, which dates a painting.    I believe that fabric provides too much visual information for the viewer, with its texture and sheen.  I prefer to just be right there emotionally with my nudes as opposed to create obstacles for the viewer to mentally get over with way too much information  With the model being fully exposed, there are so many emotions that you can create with a nude, fear, abuse, confidence, vulnerability – etc. without worrying about how the subject is dressed and how their apparel  falls on their body. – Kelli Ann Dubay
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EBSQ Spotlight on Artistic Nudes: Nancy Denommee

This month’s featured gallery is Artistic Nudes. The nude is a classic subject for artists and is of endless fascination and challenge. There are many types of nudes, in all degrees of undress and all manner of poses. Some are intended to make a statement, some are part of a story and some are just a celebration of the human form.

Nancy Denommee

Sleeping Nude - Nancy Denommee

 

 

I have been painting and drawing nudes off and on for most of my adult life.  I love the lines of the female (and sometimes male) figure, the pen just seems to flow and swoop over the paper.  I love the curves, the dips and bumps and shadows.  I do paint landscapes, crows and cats but I always come back “home” to the nude figure.  It seems to be where I truly belong. – Nancy Denommee

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