Hunk in a White Tee shirt with Massive Arms and Shoulders, 18x18 inches oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas by Kenney Mencher
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Original Painting on Extra thick gallery wrapped stretcher bars.
Hunky guys like this are starting to get noticed more and more. It used to be that only skinny underage guys were worshipped in the gay community but now as we age there is more of a call to portray thick hunky guys like this now. I especially liked this model's arms and his facial expression. Guys with close cropped hair and a thicker build are now getting more and more attention.
The paint on this is also super thick as a way to create more visual and physical presence to the painting. The technique of applying thick layers of paint is called and "impasto" (sort of the Italian for paste.) I try to vary the textures to compliment or amplify the surfaces and planes I'm painting. So the face and arms on this painting were painted more with thick bristle brushes and the strokes are meant to be gestural or calligraphic. The background and the shirt are literally troweled on in areas. It took forever for this painting to dry because the paint is so thick.
This is painted on a stretched canvas with white 1 and half inch stretcher bars so you won't have to frame it if you like the edges the way they look.