Thanks to all for your kind comments
Hey dj! They are indeed french or european naughty pics from the twenties.
Jeanette and Michael : it's oil on canvas....I was experimenting with using stand oil as a substantial part of the painting medium, lots of thick glazing. The surface has held up quite well...I've watched it for 2 years now...and it better hold up because it just sold a couple a weeks ago!
Te Anne, thanks for the encouragement.
Gosh I love this site....I no longer feel quite so isolated.
What is so terrible about art is that the further one advances in it, the more tightly one is committed to an extreme and nearly impossible objective.