I used to paint the male nude all the time.Β Then I got bored.

So, to bring more energy to my works, I would paint “just enough” to give the viewing experience a sense of mystery. I’m think I’m still there, but I also want to appreciate the male form in all it’s glory.

So, I started with a few sketches and decided that when I did my first nude work in years that it would be one that made a statement.

"Good Intentions Sketch"

I realized while I was painting this work that I was really making a statement. Certainly not the first of it’s kind, but a statement none-the-less.


The colors were becoming richer and more vibrant. The energy of the piece was coming to life and I was once again feeling free to express the male nude as a beautiful vessel.



and what finally emerged was this..

“Good Intentions” 15×15″ watercolor

What do you think? I would love to hear your comments…

  • Matt

    Its fantastic. When can i get a signed copy?

    • Brenden (author)

      I should have prints available within the next couple of weeks. πŸ™‚

  • Doug Brannon

    Excellent paintings. There is definitely a good energy with this painting, and there is still a hint of mystery by using watercolors. This is great .. . as all the others you have done. Glad to see that you are back to painting the full nude.

  • Brian Finstad

    You’ve so richly, sensitively captured not only the subject, the physicality of the
    male form there’s also. Energy and power the leaps out at the viewer. It’s sensational, just gorgeous.

  • Mike

    This piece is really beautiful. I love the colors. I’ve been seeing your work on Facebook and I am truly impressed.
    Mikel Hopkins

  • Steven Hennessee

    Will these be on etsy?

  • MIKE


  • Kevin

    Beautiful work as always Brenden!

  • allen canarutto

    Hi Brenden- is the original of “good intentions” available? And if so, what is the price?
    Love your work
    Allen Canarutto

    • Brenden (author)

      Hello Allen,

      This painting has been sold. πŸ™ I plan on doing more in the future.

  • Dean

    I have liked your work for so long! Always good to see what you are doing next. I wondered if I ordered something if it can be shipped to another address? I am sure it can, I just haven’t ordered anything as of yet.

  • Donatus Raus

    Amazing, very well done. I paint myself and recognize quality and flair when I see it. Absolutely brilliant!

  • Mario Monty

    Looks great also love the size

  • Steven J. Myers

    As usual, just absolutely beautiful in your ability to show the true beauty of the nude male. Thank you!

  • Frank McDonald

    A beautiful watercolour, love studying your work

  • Marty

    Awesome nude and yes, the male in all his rushing splendor is a sight to behold. The ultimate creation in the known Universe. From the mud, emerges man with all of his muscles, joints, hair and cock…all wonderful.

  • Marty

    This may sound trite and down market but I think there could be a good market for boxed illustrated gay oriented greeting cards…there are lots of gay mecca’s in the U.S. and beyond where gift shops might get a good response. You could create special images or use some of your existing works. Good promotional opportunity as well as sales….

  • ugo

    E’ un grande lavoro, l’energia che sprigiona Γ¨ notevole i colori che usi richiamano la terra che ogni giorno calpestiamo. complimenti

  • UGO

    Ti ringrazio per tute le emozioni che mi regali Buone Feste

  • Brian Finstad

    Revisiting this post, just have to add how fortunate and honored I feel that this gorgeous creation of yours resides in my home. I so enjoy and appreciate seeing him everyday.

    • Brenden (author)


      Thank you so much. My work hanging in your home means so much to me. πŸ™‚ Thank you for your friendship. πŸ™‚

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