The highest plateau for the artist to reach is not the painting of a landscape, but the painting of the nude figure. Through the centuries, paintings of the nude have becme the measure of the master. To paint the figure is either the most satisfying accomplishment or the most painful defeat for a would be artist. Painting the nude is a never ending learning curve, an endless stairway to climb for life. This, the ultimate challenge for the painter, grows more exciting with time and patience while learning to paint the beauty put before us. Painting the figure is an endless learning process.