10/05/2012 at 04:00 PM EDT
Here's one way to get a lot of men interested in art.
For a provocative new work, artist Domingo Zapata painted on a nearly nude Sofia Vergara
then photographed her at her home in June.
"We met through friends and we started talking about doing something together and one day she said, 'Let's do it!' I said, 'Okay, I don't have a canvas, so I'm going to have to paint on you."
Zapata painted the words to a Spanish poem "Life is A Dream" on Vergara's body, then took a series of Polaroids.
"She is one of the most beautiful women in the world and very comfortable with her body," he says. "What a canvas!"
Zapata, who will next be working with Eva Longoria
, admits, "I'm blessed." Successful, too. Vergara's 12-Polaroid series sold for $220,000!