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Slipping Out

Painting Seductive Perspectives

As your eyes scan the canvas, your attention will be captivated by the figure lying gracefully at its center. The body stretches elegantly across the surface, illuminated by the interplay of light and shadow dancing upon the canvas. With closed eyes and a mysterious expression, the lady exudes a sensuous and inviting aura that encourages you to lose yourself in the moment.
Slipping Out | Oil Painting | 100 x 70 cm

As your eyes scan the canvas, your attention will be captivated by the figure lying gracefully at its center. The body stretches elegantly across the surface, illuminated by the interplay of light and shadow dancing upon the canvas. With closed eyes and a mysterious expression, the lady exudes a sensuous and inviting aura that encourages you to lose yourself in the moment.


I had two titles in mind for this artwork: "Slipping Out" and "Ethereal Descent". I opted for the first as it was more playful and the word "Descent" in the second one had a negative feeling to it.


What distinguishes this painting is the unique angle from which the scene unfolds. As you delve into the composition, you will sense a movement and anticipation that sparks your imagination. It almost appears as if the woman is slipping out from the right side of the canvas, tempting you with the allure of forbidden pleasures and concealed desires. The chosen perspective challenges your perceptions and evokes your deepest fantasies, urging you to explore the realms of desire and sensuality. While intended to be viewed and hung horizontally, one could also consider hanging it vertically to enhance the impression of slipping.


Every detail of this painting has been meticulously crafted, utilizing a pure white background and a blend of bold and subtle shadows to convey a sense of depth and closeness that draws you further into the scene. The precision in rendering every curve and contour of the woman’s form is a testament to the strength of feminine allure—a provocative exhibition of eroticism that leaves you yearning for more.


An arm extends towards an unseen horizon, fingers lightly grazing the canvas’s edges as if reaching for something just out of reach. Is it connection, yearning, or liberation that propels this ethereal descent? The ambiguity mirrors the expressive extremities of Egon Schiele, encouraging interpretation and reflection.


Intentionally deviating from traditional norms, I present an intimate view of the feet. The subtle curves, shadows, and contours narrate tales of numerous steps taken, burdens borne, and pleasures indulged. This perspective prompts contemplation of the delicate boundaries between concealed fantasies and erotic intimacy. As someone once remarked, “I don’t think someone is truly naked until they take their shoes/socks off.” They’re more naked that way. “


On the top, beyond the central figure, a wash of blue envelops the scene. Like the vast expanse of sky and sea, it serves as a backdrop to the unfolding drama, hinting at the boundless possibilities beyond the confines of the canvas—a reminder of the delicate balance between desire and restraint, passion and yearning.


What lies beyond the canvas’s edges? Is it the potential of new beginnings, the uncertainty of the unknown, or the infinite expanse of human imagination? As an artist, I leave this question unanswered, encouraging you, dear reader, to craft your own narrative. Within and outside this canvas, a world of possibilities awaits exploration, guided by the universal allure of the human form and the shared language of art.


I invite you to immerse yourself in this painting—to sense the cool floor beneath your feet, the weight of your outstretched arms, and the lure of distant horizons. Let us embark on this journey together, delving into the depths of desire and sensuality that reside within us all.




This Painting is an oil on canvas. Size: 100 x 70 cm (39 x 27,5 inches). The original is available for sale.

Contact me for original | Prints available for sale here.


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