Painting the human figure on canvas allows artists to communicate a broad scope of concepts, ideas, emotions, and much more. It’s a complex and challenging subject, one that painter Michael Blessing has tackled during his current solo exhibition here.
Recently opened at Bozeman, Montana’s Old Main Gallery & Framing, “Allure” is a prolific display of figurative works by painter Michael Blessing. The project is a result of Blessing’s longing to paint figures with a single focus and purpose. “I have painted commissioned portraits for clients across the country and had focused exclusively on figure painting for the first 12 years of my career in the visual arts,” the artist writes. “It is with joy that I return to my artistic roots and have the opportunity to paint a subject I love. The female form is one of God’s most beautiful creations, and what you see here is my committed effort to capture that beauty in a respectful and honest way.” Continue reading.