Hummingbird Muses (13 paintings)

When I first laid eyes on these provocative paintings by Glenn Arthur, they instantly jumped out at me. Beautiful muses are seen full of emotion, while busy hummingbirds flutter around in the background. Using a perfect combination of color, contrast, and clarity makes Arthur's work really stand out. Based out of Orange County, California, Arthur's favorite medium is acrylic paint on wooden panels. He uses smaller watercolor brushes for most of his paintings because he works with very watered down layers of paint. “My images tend to be very emotional, sensual and romantic with a sort of playful twist and I've always felt that best candidates to properly convey the subject matter in my work are women,” says Arthur. “The fact that they are nude gives a sense of vulnerability and softness to the images while also adding suggestions of sexuality. There is something inspiring and intriguing about the female form and I can't imagine creating a painting without a woman to help tell the story of the image.”

Glenn Arthur's website quote via oc arts and culture

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