THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
This piece makes no apologies for the form of a woman, showing the realistic instead of the idealistic appearance of a woman in motion. In the Bather Painting, the subject is sitting down on the bed of a body of water. Reaching for the water, she looks over her shoulder toward the viewer. Her eyes are closed mid-smile and she seems content where she is. Surrounding her are earthy blues, browns, and greens, and because she is nude while out in nature, these colors seem to suggest that the unapologetic female form is just as natural as anything else Mother Nature has created.