Giving people what they want

Chatting with a male friend the other day, he made the comment that everything I do is sexy. “I wish” I replied and he said that as far as he was concerned, it was the case (and he’s certainly known me longer than most people). So perhaps I am, I’d like to think I was (don’t we all??) but he went on to say that I was “Psychoerotic” and since I was pretty sure he’d made that word up on the spur of the moment, I questioned what it meant – “Having the ability to plant the erotic in someones mind” he said. Mmmmm….. ok, interesting thought – I certainly like the description, so I’ll keep it! So I’ve been thinking about what he said, and the thoughts appeal to me, that I have an ability to plant the erotic in someones head through my art. That’s certainly what I strive to do. I like people, I like the interaction of people, I like to hint at sex, the erotic, the suggestion of pleasure.

But I can see what he means when I look at my latest drawing (done a couple of days before his comments, incidentally). I wanted to do a sexy image of a woman inviting a lover to join her. I particularly liked the idea of just a hint of interesting and intriguing bright red on an otherwise black and white image, it makes the image far sexier! The white high-lighting the skin of the woman’s thighs and buttocks, as the rest of her body fades into the black background. She languidly lies back looking at the viewer, her smile an invitation to join her, as she gently raises a leg and pulls off her red panties. I loved doing the drawing, and needless to say it’s called “Invitation”!!

So maybe he’s right – I am psychoerotic – what do you think?

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 (12)

  1. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Jul 17, 2007

    If it is such a word, then yeah! You must make YOURSELF horny when drawing those paintings!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 17, 2007

    Vi – I don’t know that I do actually, and I wrote a whole blog post on 25th June about this subject (Getting turned on to drawing) – although I’m aware that its an erotic situation, and I’m striving to make it look sexy, I’m concentrating so hard on the subject I don’t think of sex for myself, only for my viewers! Having said that, if I was drawing Orlando Bloom, I’ll reconsider my reply!!!!

  3. HonorAndDesire
    Jul 18, 2007

    YES! Dearie Jackie, you do gently and tenderly plant the erotic in the mind of others, and what a good thing! Your natural openness and kindness blend with extraordinary artistic skill to excite that erotic part of our brains, and, experienced all together through wonderful you, they make it all right to share our sensual selves, if we wish to share, with you and with each other. Around you, it feels good to feel deeply erotic. It even feels healthy and correct! What a gift you give the world.
    Myself, I am always very excited to show you my own erotic art, and keen to show you anything erotic I’ve found, in Life and Art. In fact, I can’t wait to show you the drawing I’m working on right now!
    And what a delicious Invitation drawing from you! Well done! And thank you for sharing it — and your talent — with us all.

  4. Cherrie
    Jul 18, 2007

    Sex is about arousing the mind as much as the body. Think about the different ways you could have depicted this woman. What makes the drawing successful is the suggestion of sex–the expression on her face, the panties lowered butnot completely off–which makes me think of what will happen next. If that’s being psychoerotic, you certainly qualify!

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 18, 2007

    Honoranddesire – I’m delighted I inspire you to that degree!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 18, 2007

    Cherrie – thankyou – I know that if I had drawn her panties in white rather than red, the whole image would have depicted a different message. I spend a lot of time thinking about the image before I start drawing. It’s the suggestion of sex that makes it erotic, and that’s what I strive for – turning on the brain!

  7. Indigo
    Jul 18, 2007

    Well after checking it out, it most certainly turned my brain on..and more!!!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 19, 2007

    Indigo – that’s the result I was after!

  9. hornymaleuk
    Jul 19, 2007

    Jackie – You have captured a very special moment in a seduction, when the girl decides to remove her panties for me.

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 20, 2007

    Hornymaleuk – So we’ll count that as psychoerotic then??!

  11. Sage
    Jul 20, 2007

    Jackie, you just might be, since that image did definitely arouse something within me.

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 20, 2007

    Sage – I’m delighted to hear it (on both counts!).

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