Male art or figurative male paintings and drawings have formed a substantial part of my portfolio since 2004. Creating an artwork around a male subject is interesting. I try to leave cultural preconceptions aside. This was difficult at first. I used to approach male and female figures differently. Female artwork would be soft and gentle whilst I would create male paintings, especially male nudes in a more painterly, harsh fashion. This has somewhat reversed over time. My latest males portraits and nude male drawings are created in wax and oil based media which gives a soft atmosphere to each piece.
Then of course, there is the artwork featuring men wearing kilts. Being Scottish, I feel I have a right to paint kilted men. If the kilt doesn’t quite happen to be fitting properly then it just adds to to artwork! I hope you enjoy browsing my Male artwork gallery.
Jack Vettriano is a painter whom I have admired for many years. If you have viewed other pages on this website then you will know that it’s the atmosphere that he creates that I really love. I hate the way he has been treated by the press and certain art galleries.
When I was asked to produce a “gay art” Vettriano style painting, I wasn’t too sure what to paint at first. I didn’t want to go down one of the more risque routes or paint anything offensive: and why would it need to be anyway?
I chose a pastich of Vettriano’s “Dance Me To The End Of Love., changing the colours slightly to suit the customer’s wishes and also removing the moon as that was deemed to take things just a shade too far.
The result was this original oil painting, “A Different Dance”. Call it “male art” “gay art” or whatever you want. I think it’s quite an amusing painting and I hope that if Jack ever sees it, it gives him a wry smile.
Painting Dimensions: 36 x 24 inches
Medium: Oil Paint on cotton Canvas
This male figurative painting was part of a series featuring figures at windows. This was an opportunity to play around with light and brush strokes. A flat head brush was used for all of the brush strokes in this painting and in the others in the series also.
These paintings appeal to me still and I really believe that this is a method of applying paint to the canvas that I have not finished investigating. I hope to return to both this subject matter and the style of painting, not just for the male paintings but also for other figurative paintings.
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Male figurative art has been taxing me recently. Painting this artwork was quite an event. The painting went through several stages of development and I found myself terrified of overworking it.
Many artists don’t know when to stop sometimes and I am certainly no exception. In saying that, it was a painting which I really looked forward to getting in to the studio to work on each day. After I was happy with the basic anatomy, it was a fantastic piece to add to and create the contrast between the figure and the background.