THE 7 MOST COMMON RESPONSES TO: ‘WOULD YOU STRIP OFF AND BE PAINTED NAKED?’
ROSE WAS ALL UP FOR IT, BUT WHILE WORKING ON MY BEAUTY LAID BARE CAMPAIGN, I’VE ENCOUNTERED SOME RESPONSES THAT WE NEED TO CLEAR UP!
Can you paint me with a flatter stomach/ perter boobs/ rounder bum/ bigger penis/ muscly arms?
Of course I can – I’m a real live photoshopper! However, that’s not the point! You’re getting a painting of yourself because you love your own shape. You want it to look like you for every lump and bump you might have. That’s what’s so fascinating about the body! Don’t fall into the media norms trap, or end up with something like the below being you.
I’ve not even stripped off for people I’ve had sex with never mind stripping off in front of a stranger!
Ever had a spray tan or a wax? That bit where they leave the room and you strip down? Same thing. The only thing the artist is looking at is getting you in the right pose.
Oh no, I hate my arms/legs/tummy/bum/boobs – I wouldn’t want to get them painted for all to see!
Every part of you is beautiful! And we can always choose a pose that focuses on your favourite bit a little more too.
What’s the hair situation? Do I go full on 70s bush or should I book in for a Hollywood beforehand? How bare is bare?
HONESTLY, THE ARTIST DOESN’T CARE! THEY’VE SEEN IT ALL BEFORE AND AREN’T EVEN CONSIDERING YOUR CHOICE. JUST BE HOWEVER YOU WANT TO BE PAINTED.
I don’t know if I want other people to see it…
You should be proud of the fact it’s you! And anyway, who’s going to know it’s actually you without you telling them? It’s just a piece of art in your home.
Do I have to sit really still and in silence?
No, I know you’re not a practiced life model and am happy to have a chat if you like. What do you do at the hairdressers? Magazine and tea or talk about your holidays? I’ll follow your lead, and you can stretch any time you like.
Like naked? Fully naked??
Yes – why not? You don’t have to be, but this is all about empowerment! Love your body - show it off!