After the relaxing period we enjoyed while working on our landscape series, we started our series of nudes. Another plunge into the shapes of the human body. Pleasure and pain for the painter. This series was painted on thick luxury etching paper – an unfamiliar material for us. Paper is so expressive and yields so many more sensations than canvas. At least for us, canvas is the never-ending battle of layer upon layer and (often violent) trial and error. When painting on paper, one must be much more focused at the first stages of expressivity, and be more sure of one’s brushstrokes. Quite a zen exercise after the mayhems our working together have been so far! On a side note, many thanks to the great Slovak illustrator Mme.Citecova, who kindly gave us a full 100-sheet pack of this paper as she decided she wouldn't be using them.

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