I have been one of the regular nude models for a painting class that is held at the home of the instructor. the class is held once a week, but I typically pose once or twice a month.

When the weather cooperates, the class moves out of the studio and becomes a plein air session in the instructor's garden. It's a nice change of pace, and I enjoy being nude in the sunshine.

The weather has been very nice lately, and the instructor asked if I could bring a woman model to pose with me this week. I told her I would see what I could do, and when I got home I asked my wife if she would be interested.

My wife has no problems with me posing nude for artists - in fact, she has even sat in on a couple of sessions while I was posing. She has made it clear, however, that she has no interest in posing nude herself.

This was different, though. She would be posing with me, and it was outside rather than in a studio.

Her initial response was no response - which could be good or bad. I began to wonder if I should have kept my mouth shut, when she walked into the room and said, "Yes, I'll do it."

The class was today - a group of mostly retired men and women - and the sun was shining with temps in the low 80's. The perfect day to be out in the garden, soaking in the rays, and posing with my lady.

The class began with some sketching, while we did some longer gesture poses, then we took our positions for the long pose. I sat on a bench and reclined against a wooden trellis with vines around me. Mia was on the grass, with her head on my thigh and a hand on my knee. The we held this pose for 3 hours, with a 5 minute break every half hour.

During our breaks we took the opportunity to view the progress that the 7 students had made in their paintings of us.

During the final 15 minutes of posing, the students were permitted to photograph us in our poses so they could continue working on their projects. We were asked to come back next week to resume our poses and allow the students to finish their work.

On the drive home, Mia confessed that posing was much harder than it looks, but that she really enjoyed it. I think this class may have found a new model to work into the rotation.
NudeRunner NudeRunner
2 Responses Mar 13, 2015

Unless you have been a model holding a long pose you have no idea how hard it can be. Thanks for sharing your story.

It's great that you asked your wife to pose with you and even better that she said yes. I wish mine would pose with me. If your wife's body is even half as magnificent as yours, those artists really had a treat that day.