There are three major elements to the landscape of Atlantic Canada- water, rocks and trees. The first outdoor nudes I made were set on rocks, bordering with the ocean and set against a backdrop of dark trees. Though I attempted forest nudes early in my figure work, I was frustrated with the confines of the space, poor lighting and ever present bugs.
Over years of focused efforts however, I have made some successful forest nudes, usually originating from working in early spring, or late fall, when the bugs are not a factor. One element which often makes working in woodland spaces hard is the vertical nature of trees; unlike rock or waterscapes, which often involve long, flowing lines which are easy to mirror with the body, woodland is almost always dominated by thin, vertical lines which are at times challenging to incorporate a Nude into.