In this oil and sand on canvas, the artist’s strong use of complimentary colors jumps of the canvas. Sand is mixed into the purple oil paint of the blanket providing a textural effect while the florals are created using an impasto technique. As the viewer takes a closer look, one will see the artist’s charcoal outlines around the figure’s head. The woman is sleeping on her crossed arms, revealing tenderness and relaxation of the moment. Sleeping Nude comes framed in a classic gold frame, ready to hang.
In affiliation with the Renssen Gallery in Amsterdam, Erik Renssen is an admirer of and inspired by Pablo Picasso.