Oct 11, 2012

my first nude

i spend a LOT of time on the computer. 
like, uh-LOT.
sometimes, when i need a break from what i am doing (whether i am gathering ideas for a client pinterest board, returning emails, researching a product, or writing a post...), 
i like to *shop. (shhh....)
i love to visit places like one kings lane, the foundary, joss + main, and of course ebay. 
my favorite things to look for are small or moderately priced accessories for my home. 

i have always loved the classic look of a nude sketch. 
of course, i don't really want to see ALL the bits and pieces...i just think a *hint or suggestion of nudity is all that is needed. i was looking on ebay a few weeks ago (see previous post on devastating ebay losses), and i spotted the PERFECT nude...

1. classy--not too much "lady stuff" showing
2. inexpensive--it was taken from a book, and set me back about $15, (the overall dimensions are 8x10)
3. done in a loose, sketchy way that i think is beautiful.
4. the lady has a little "padding". after all....i don't want to damage my self esteem TOO much by having a skinny, perfect nude lady hanging on my wall!)

i still need to frame my lovely lady, and i won't do that until we are finished building our house, but i imagine that she will hang somewhere in my new master bathroom.

hanging a nude can be a great way to add a collected feel to any art wall.
here are some beautiful inspiration rooms featuring nudes:

traditional home

thomas obrien

 donna dufresne

what do you think of nudes?
would you put one in your home?
do you already have one in your home?


  1. Replies
    1. that is also a very good place to put it!

  2. Yes! I love nudes. The human form really is beautiful and I think a tasteful nude can send good messages about body image, that bodies in art/media don't always have to be sexualized, etc.

    1. totally great point. i agree. the body really is a work of art, and i think that we tend to lump pornography and the celebration of the human form into one category. they are NOT the same...

  3. Totally love the look and I really think you need more than one!!! M.

    1. i think you are RIGHT! she will be all alone in her nakedness. she needs a friend!

  4. I love a "classic" nude drawing, like you, but I am still looking for the perfect drawing for my home. Love the one you found, she is perfect!

  5. The art of nude photography might sound easy, but there is a lot of skill involved in this art.