Catherine Fiddis
Catherine Fiddis

Erskinville, NSW Sydney, Australia

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Medium

Oil Paint

Description

Content and Present

Information:

This original art work is a canvas and has a varnish finish. The canvas is ready to hang.

Meaning:

The inspiration for this piece came from exploring the theme of contentment. I wanted to show case the idea of female contentment with their bodies, mind and souls. I have begun multiple paintings such as this one in my "Contentment" series. They all foster the idea of female contentment and the relationship they have with nature.

The nature landscape provides an airiness and peacefulness. Whilst the women I paint visualise self acceptance and comfortable presence.

In this particular painting, the female nude you see is displayed as walking through a forest bare and peacefully. Her body is curvy and honest and her red hair is free to hang naturally and compliments the green background. Which creates a harmonious relationship between the woman and forest behind her. There is a sleepiness in her eyes which creates a dazed but calm look to her face.  This suggests peace and a relaxed state of mind. Whilst her body is nude and thus sexual in nature, her position and stance is very neutral. The nudes i paint are not to invoke sexualisation, but to create a relationship between women, their bodies and contentment. Something, I believe this world could see more of.

Method:

I first layered down the green background. Therefore, building up the far off trees in the background and moving to the close up tree trunks and moss covered trees in the foreground. After which, i moved on to the female figure, where i built up her skin tone using feathering techniques and blending blue, red, yellow, white and brown. After drying, the canvas was then varnished to finish.

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