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Feeling colours

Since I’ve stated that the colour I feel within me as a person is gold, I’ve been asking other people this week what colour they “feel” and had some interesting responses. Some people can answer this question within a minute, with certainty and a positive forthright answer. But others I’ve asked just look at me blankly and reply that they don’t know what on earth I’m talking about and couldn’t possibly give me any sort of answer to this question. Why is that I wonder? I know as an artist I understand and think colours more than most people do, so is that the reason? Or do our brains just relate to some concepts easier than others? When I asked some artist friends yesterday what colours they “feel” only one couldn’t reply, but I had the responses of “light red” from a passionate and happy extrovert guy, “orange” from an up-beat and caring woman, and “red at the moment but blue normally” from a currently stressed and hard-working female! I shall continue to survey people and am intrigued at the replies I’m getting so far…..

I’ve recently finished a painting that I’m quite pleased with as a concept. Its of a naked big breasted fantasy woman, with multi-limbs in various positions, portraying her as multi-tasking, and able to juggle many things on different levels, simultaneously. It’s brightly painted in yellows and golds and deep prussian blues, using the pour-on technique that I love so much as the background, to give fluidity to the image and more of a fantasy feel to it. I’ve called it “Everywoman” and I think many women will relate to it, as they juggle jobs, relationships, family, and other interests.

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

Comments (4)

  1. Cherrie
    Jun 3, 2007

    To me, the determined look on the woman’s face doesn’t match her somewhat relaxed posture. I’d have her standing up and taking action with that expression, or paint her with eyes closed, dreamy smile on her face, as she dreams of touching her many lovers with her outstretched hands and feet.

    Just my impression!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 7, 2007

    Cherrie – I’m always delighted to hear different interpretations of my artwork, especially when they’re as inventive as yours is!

  3. Anonymous
    Jun 10, 2007

    I like the sound of that one Cherrie, ” as she dreams of touching her many lovers with her outstretched hands and feet ” ..magical painting though, I like, I like it alot, Wish I could share her bed … but that’s another story ..!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 11, 2007

    Anonymous – Glad you like the painting, and yes, I bet she would be fun in bed!

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