Ok, I grew up and still live in Texas. I have an extremely hard time showing my nudes in small town Texas. All I ever hear is that... "I think your work is beautifully, but you know this is ... And we don't want to offend anyone, so no you can't show that work here."
I have been a huge fan of Teresa Elliott for years and I feel challenged to depict cows with the same detail and beauty that she has achieved. Not to mention the fact her painting sell in the mid 40k range. So until I find a viable market for my nudes I will continue to also paint cows. I find both equally challenging probably because they are both naked, raw and honest.
Oct 2, 2012