“The Female Gaze”

The Female Gaze opposes the idea of the male gaze. The painting makes reference to the theoretical term, the female gaze. This theoretical term refers to a female’s perspective, rather than a male’s viewpoint. The painting itself was created from the perspective of a women. As a result, the women in the painting is not being objectified even though she is naked. The woman in the painting views her sexuality as its own entity separate from the male gaze. Rather than be an object of a mans affection and lust, she sits alone confidently enjoying her femininity, sexuality, and body.

Detail photos to come soon!

“Didn’t ask for your opinion”


“Didn’t ask for your opinion.” Acrylic painting.


Loved how the colors came out. I’ve been trying to make the lines muchhhh smoother as well as making sure the canvas is COMPLETELY covered. I even painted the back of the canvas (which I never do) I’ve really been wanting to improve the quality of the paintings these last couple of pieces. Enjoy a video of the painting below, as well as some close up photos.

– Rachel Williams