May 18, 2008

"Nude with Cigarette"

Oil on archival 1/8" ampersand gesspbord panel - 5" x 7"
Smoking has become such a taboo in the 21st century that only the fringes of society light up with impunity.  Indeed, such a stigma has been laid on smoking that it has taken on fetish status.  So call "draggin-ladies" populate the internet with sexy cigarettes perched on pouty lips.  Though not a cigarette smoker myself, I do like a good cigar now and then, along with a nice peaty scotch...that's my idea of decadence.


Diane said...

she is missing that wonderful detail of a fur trimmed cigaraette holder... but very sexy either way.

Deb Schmit said...

I love your work! A study in opposites, emotional, contrasting or otherwise. I have always wished I could get that in my own work.
I like the red in your Poodle best, for that reason. Makes the little guy look wicked!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks Deb,
I agree with you that my work is a study in contrasts. That keeps it fresh for me. You never know what is coming next. One thing I've never been called is predictable, except in my affection.

kaycrain said...

I love her!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hello. beautiful painting!
good luck.