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Lifters

After spending most of the pandemic painting Buddhas I felt I needed a major shift in my choice of what to paint, so that I didn't fall into a repetive rut. It struck me that it would be intersting to paint female weight lifters, both because the challenge of painting bodies again interested me and because the idea went so against the traditional ways that women had been represented in art; Madonna's, goddesses, someone's wife or daughter or sister, or erotically. Instead why not show women as strong and powerful, fierce and even a little sweaty.

You can look at the pictures individually, by selecting one of the thumbnail versions below, or scan through the whole series by selecting Next in the navaigation bar to the left to go through the paintings in order.




 

Ashley - Face Pull

Ashley - Pause Squat