Sensuous sensuality

It struck me whilst I was painting a picture the other day that I paint far quicker, and with more confidence, and produce exceedingly better results if I paint whilst I’ve got some loud music with a sexy, raucously rocking beat blasting out in the background. It makes a noticeable difference to the quality of the painting. I think faster, make more informed decisions quicker and produce far better results. And then I went on to think what a sensuous experience painting is for me anyway…. beyond the obvious sense of sight that’s needed to produce a painting, I adore the feel of a new piece of crisp watercolour paper on my fingertips, and of a brush or pencil in my hands. I love the arty smell of my studio with the underlying odour of turps and oils. And although the only part of taste that I might experience in the production of a painting, might be the pungent taste of a good idea, all of it goes towards the ultimate and rewarding sight of a good strong painting, that hopefully follows on to feed the senses of the viewer, and then evokes other sensual experiences within them. Especially as an erotic artist, I want to induce the other more hidden pleasures of lust, desire, sex, passion and sensuousness from my erotic depictions of skin, I want to emulate the desires within the viewer that I experience when I draw the flesh infront of me…..

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 (6)

  1. Cherrie
    May 18, 2007

    Oooh, this sounds so delicious, Jackie! A pulsating beat in the background, watching as you set up your materials, and then feeling you caress me with your eyes as you put brush to paper . . .

    You’re going to have to work fast, girl, because those other pleasures won’t stay hidden for long!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    May 18, 2007

    No, they won’t stay hidden for long, Cherrie, I’m very aware of that! But I paint better with a frisson of lust pulsating through my veins, feeding the erotic creativity….

  3. hornymaleuk
    May 19, 2007

    Cherrie, based on my personal experience of posing for Jackie with the pulsating beat of rock music, desires don’t stay hidden for long!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    May 19, 2007

    hornymaleuk – well they wouldn’t, given your nom de plume!

  5. Cherrie
    May 21, 2007

    Jackie, I read your May 20 entry on colour, but I can’t find the link to comment there, so I will here.

    I find your interest in strong colours both interesting and appropriate. Yes, some people can be appropriately painted in pastel or earth tones, but I would think your favorite subjects would be bold and unapologetic about it.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    May 27, 2007

    Cherrie – I am perfectly capable of painting any subject in pastel or earth colours but I am more turned on by bright and dramatic colours. I gave up apologising for it a long long time ago!!

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