by Sharon Hudson

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




.Figure paintings contemporary realistic expressive abstract painting figure paintings.

Colorful contemporary figure painting.

Colorful figure paintings

Girl in a Green Chair

Expressionist figure paintings.

Expressive figure paintings

Sleeping Beauty

Contemporary figure paintings.

Contemporary figure paintings

Merav with Patterns

Figure paintings contemporary figures realistic expressionist abstract colorful figure paintings.

My Figure Paintings

My figure paintings always begin with live models.  I love painting from the figure, because of the figure's sensuous forms and the life and energy it brings as a subject to the act of painting.  I often like to start with an unexpected angle on the pose to challenge the viewer with unusal shapes. Whether attracted by color, form, movement, or expression, I begin with media that are swift, bold, and sensual, and work quickly to capture the figure.  Then I usually complete the figure with painting, collage, and other media. My figures are characterized by a 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 figure paintings are inspired by powerful Renaissance realists like Michaelangelo, and modern masters of sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh.  Contemporary painting has branched off in many new directions, but figure painting adapts and retains its universal and timeless appeal and endless possibilities.

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