What colour am I?

Before I say what I am….I can say with absolute certainty what colours I am not. I’m not bottle green, anything grey, brown or beige. I’m definitely not magnolia, cream, baby blue, pale pink (or any other shade of pink), lemon yellow or mint green. Infact I’m no pale colour whatsoever. I could never be anything so insipid! Nor am I any shade of green, not even vibrant, throbbing lively lime green. I could almost be the colour purple, regal and deep and never ignored, but I’m not quite….. No, I’m a warm colour, a rich colour, a strong and sensuous colour. I’m the colour of gold. Not the shiny brassy new gold, freshly formed and brazen, but of older gold, mellowed with time and constant caressing, full of desireability, confident of its appeal and value to others. That’s the colour I am…… but scratch the surface and underneath there is the colour of voluptuous vermilion, the slash of red on the pouting luscious lips of a wanton woman, the red of desire and lust, passion and sex. And deeper even than that, is another colour – a dark blue, deeper than navy but not as lethal as pure black. Its an inky blue, of velvety depth…. its midnight blue.

That’s my colour – the colour of a scarlet, wanton woman, her golden skin by seductive candlelight, at the hour of midnight……

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 26, 2007

    I like the symbolism of peeling the layers away: the burnished gold for those who see you in a casual or business setting, the vibrant reds and oranges of your sexual being (do I need only to scratch the gold to find that?), and the deep indigo mysteries at the core of your being.

    My color? I think reds and pinks all the way through!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    May 26, 2007

    Mmmm…. Cherrie, glad my layers appeal to you! My gold needs more than a bit of scratching to find the vibrant reds, but its well worth the effort!!

    Your colours of pink(sounds girly and fun) and red (very womanly, passionate and strong willed) are a heady mix!

  3. Indigo
    May 28, 2007

    My colour of course is Indigo, deep sensual and with a hidden meaning!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    May 31, 2007

    Indigo – how mysterious that makes you sound, but I think that was your intention!

  5. hornymaleuk
    Jun 4, 2007

    Having met me, and peeled away my outer layer, what is my colour?

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 8, 2007

    Hornymaleuk – Mmmmm…. well I would say you’re definately a purpley reddish colour, underneath, perhaps maroon or magenta, but your exterior colour (the one the vanilla world sees) is a pale cool calm colour – probably pale blue

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