by Sharon Hudson

see figure paintings, drawings, and portraits in the fine art exhibits below:

Paintings of women paintings of Black women contemporary portraits of Black women.

Black women portrait paintings.

A Girl Named Kenya
Portrait paintings of women.


Paintings of Black women.

Church Lady
Abstract paintings of women.


Paintings of Black women.


Paintings of women.


Women paintings pictures of Black women contemporary paintings and portraits of Black women.

My pictures of women always begin with live models and are a happy celebration of all kinds and shapes of women.  I paint women of different ethnicities in about the proportions they appear in figure drawing classes in my area, although Black women may be slightly overrepresented because several of my favorite models were Black.  When drawing or painting women, I am attracted most to their curvaceous sensuality, but the women I paint are also self-confident and direct.  I start with media that are swift and sensual, and work quickly to capture the model or her mood.  I may leave this spontaneous portrayal as the completed figure drawing, or I may work the drawing into a complex painting or collage, often playful, energized with patterns.  My paintings of women are characterized by their bold sensuality and direct gaze, and how the figure interacts with the surroundings and the edges of the picture frame is usually a major feature.  My stylistic inspiration comes from powerful realists like Michelangelo, as well as from masters of color and sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh. 

Colorful pictures of women. Realistic oil pastel pictures of women. Contemporary decorative pictures of women. Realistic pictures of women. Sensual pictures of women.
Expressive portraits of women. Playful pictures of women. Realistic pictures of women. Decorative colorful pictures of women. Colorful expressionist portraits of women.


abstract art * abstract collage * abstract figures * abstract photography * abstract rustic photos * abstract urban photos * bay area abstract painters * bay area figure painters * black women paintings * buffalo head art * carousel animals * carousel horses * carousel horse photos * carousel photos * carousel photography * collage art * collage figure art * colorful abstract photography * colorful collages * colorful contemporary paintings * colorful urban photographs * decorative paintings * drawings of men * erotic paintings * expressive figure paintings * figure drawings * figure paintings female * figure photography * fine art photography * Guatemala photographs * Guatemala photography * Korean temple abstract photography * Korean temple decoration * Korean temple photos * Korean temples color * Korean temples photos * mannequin photographs * mannequin photography * colorful Mexico photographs * Mexico photographs * Mexico photography * mosaic art * nudes paintings contemporary * paintings of men * portrait paintings * quilt art * realistic figure drawings * reflections photos * reflections photography * rustic photography * sensual figure drawings * small relief sculpture * still life paintings * surreal figure art * surreal photography * surreal portraits * urban photos * urban photography * women paintings