I'm curious, what kind of image were you going for? To me, it seems as if the plants were her clothing which she is discarding. The plants themselves don't look like natural plant like shapes so it seems odd in that regard. Whatever the case, very well done and pleasing to look at.
I think the weight shamers here are missing the point.
The painting is a representation of the hardships of winter, at least from how I'm understanding it. The subject looks starved because a starved imagery is what is meant. She isn't a modern model who's been pressured into not eating out of a belief that not eating is beautiful. That she hasn't been able to obtain much nourishment during the cold winter months isn't meant to be beautiful. It's just showing what used to happen--or, as she may represent a tree, what happens every year. As spring comes, she'll be renewed again: "Rebirth".
Retro-RedFeatured By OwnerOct 19, 2013Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny you say that because I would, whether it's rude or not it's the truth. A body like that isn't healthy. I've already acknowledged the skill in this art piece but what is this under weighted woman representing? What would be the difference with a healthier figure used? It isn't necessary so I don't mind commenting on it.
I think you're also missing a point here, which is that this is a painting on a canvas, and that buying it a steak sandwich wouldn't actually help solve the problem. Which is a similar situation to buying any skinny person in a photo a steak sandwich. Back in the days when being skinny was simply a result of poverty and not being able to buy one's own sandwiches, it would work.
Unless you think that buying a steak sandwich for a canvas would help it in some way?
I'm sure you're well meaning, but I really don't see how you think the steak sandwich is going to help here.