Yellow Bra, Red Panties

September 6, 2013

Veronica Bouchard

12″ x 18″ acrylic on unstretched canvas

This weekend I am going to make a trip to the party supply store to pick up some props or a new series of sexy and fun figure paintings. I’m thinking party hats, streamers, balloons and other colorful items! Of course these paintings will be made after I’m finished with the series I’m currently working on.

I have so many ideas for new paintings! I just wish I had some models or a professional photographer to help me out with the photo shoots that have to come first.

 

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I paint myself frequently. In my paintings you’ll constantly see my nude likeness. Honestly it is a source of stress for me. It makes me nervous because I get so worried about what others might think of it. It may seem silly to some people but I can’t help thinking “oh what will my mother think of this!” Or maybe I’m afraid that my work will seem narcissistic and self centered. I even worry that the meaning of the paintings is totally different now that I paint myself and not some other girl.

I use to paint my friends, but I don’t have the same access to them anymore, nor do I have the means to go and hire a model. Painting myself is just so convenient!  I’m always around and I can take my own direction perfectly!

Okay I admit it. Being my own model has it’s limitations. I can’t control the camera when I’m taking photos, and it’s much harder to get a sense of that the light and shadows are doing before I take the photo. But hey I’m the only one I got for the job right now so I’ll make it work!