I just completed this painting, which is inspired by one of my favorite artists, George Barbier. I loved the idea of making a newer, even gayer version of his piece, "Au Lido," which is below:
My painting is based on a photo I took a few years ago in which I am making out with my boyfriend, Leif.
And finally, the finished painting:
I think I want to make another, larger version, with more figures, and more nudity (I love the tension created when there are a couple of nude figures among a larger number of clothed boys). But I am very happy with how it came out. You can check it out on my ebay store here:
Tomorrow I plan on adding another post with more of Barbier's work, who has influenced me a lot.