Well there a start to every story... and so this blog's story starts here.
500 Nudes started as a challenge for myself to paint 500 nudes (from life) over the next two years... but my focus changed a few weeks into the challenge - there is so much else to paint.
(for my non-nudes go here: TheArtOfStephenScott)
Nudes are still an important part of my weekly schedule, but I no longer hold onto the 500 nudes goal with the obsessive passion I started with.
On this blog I aim to display my completed nude studies (paintings and sketches) and I will at times highlight artists that inspire me.
My nude paintings are mostly painted from life - almost always the model will pose for me in the studio although sometimes a few paintings have been completed from reference photos.
Who are the models? I intentionally try to keep the figure anonymous - with nudes I never try capture an exact likeness. My aim is to paint the essence and the beauty of the figure while retaining the models privacy.
We are always looking for models - if you're interested in posing please email me email@example.com
In the beginning I started using aliases instead of the model's names, again to protect the model's privacy, but then I just fell into the habit of simply calling her "model."
Please feel free to pop me an email to introduce yourself, or suggest a pose/subject.... or you'd like to pose... what ever the reason, email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy your visit,