Hi Reuben- this (mine) is a very late reply. I would truly be interested to hear how much your work sells for- it is a standard of sorts to me- in the best imaginatively and technically and aesthetically-category- and therefore it is of interest to me. For example- If I were to aspire to a high quality realism, being motivated by work such as yours, I could only really do it if the time invested/devoted was rewarded reasonably. Anyway, Reuben- I would much appreciate a note about this. Thank you muchos! I hope I have not mislead you to think that I can afford your work, though- which I sincerely doubt!
Hey David, I sent you a note about my prices. As for the cost/benefit variable all I can say is that I don't do it for the money. I think the last time I worked it out I make less than $15/hour when i paint.
I love this series of yours. An elegant and evocative mix of profound and humorous. So, I'm left wondering... in a series of "nudes" this guy isn't actually nude? If he decided he wasn't comfortable going "Full-Monty", then it's a very interesting bit of insight...
Well, in this particular case he had no issues going fully nude. I made the decision to keep him in his undies because I felt it went along with the whole scene. It really spoke about his lighthearted and almost comic nature. The white underwear with the rainbow stripes did more to communicate his personality than just the full nude ones... Also, I've wrestled with calling these "nudes." To me these people are more "naked" than nude.