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11" x 7.5"
oil on paper

Comments (3)


Does an ambiguity of the figure (as to whether it is a front or rear view) come across on the larger version?

At first glance (to me anyway on my dinky monitor), this looked like a section of a woman's back--shoulder blades at the top & dimpling of the lower back.

When I looked a second time, the shadows shifted. The shoulder blades became a "breastal" area, a vague navel appeared, (which I took at first to be one of your "aging" marks), & what at first appeared to be a recessed lower back became a slightly forward lower abdomen.

Anyway, I like it.


It's definitely frontal. Maybe the abstract nature of the composition is a plus. I wasn't interested in it being a mere "cheese cake" piece. I thought the similarities of the the torso and the background tree was intriguing.

Glad you still appreciated the aesthetics.


That's a neat perspective, both the tree and figure are stretching. And both are nude.


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