"Fully formed, ready to pop, languid........."
A rarely seen pregnant nude developed from an original life drawing. The model had been modelling for artists for some years and felt perfectly comfortable posing while pregnant. It was interesting drawing her bodily changes over the months. This is the first in a series of studies of pregnant nudes.
I draw from life weekly at Swansea Print Workshop, working with professional artists and models. This underpins my artistic practice and inspires me to develop the images into other genres - printmaking, mixed media, painting and intuitive drawing. Models do it for all sorts of reasons, but they all have one thing in common, they love art and engage with art by inspiring artists
This is a full-colour monotype, a unique artwork using a technique beloved by the Impressionists, especially Degas and Monet.
Oil-based litho / relief pigment onto BFK Rives cotton-rag paper