I’ve got two pussies to paint today – and both so exquisitely ………. DIFFERENT!!! The first is of a fluffy feline moggy, the sort you’d be happy to have purring contentedly on your lap. The second is most definitely not like that at all, although a lot of people might get it purring after they’d been lapping contentedly at it! And of the two paintings, although I shall enjoy doing the first, I shall REALLY enjoy doing the second! I have been thinking for a couple of weeks how I’m going to do the fantasy fanny paintings (and what I’m eventually going to call them, as a collection, too) and I know I want to make them look like contemporary abstracts, with the hint of a naked woman hidden in there somewhere, and lots of bright colours and strong shapes to make the design work. For a design to look good in a painting, it has to work as well in simple black and white, as much as in colour, and doing a thumbnail sketch is the usual way that an artist works out whether a painting will work as a finished composition. So, to this end, I sat down last night with a pencil and a small sheet of paper and I just started drawing in the lines, and then the shading, and it became apparent very early on that the image is going to work well for this painting, there were lots of interesting darks and lights, shapes merging into each other, and textures to play with, before I even think about the colour aspect. So, I’m all raring to go………. the minute I’ve done the watercolour of the fluffy mog!
Whilst we’re on the subject of pussies, I’ve got some lovely new images on my website – most of which have appeared here first, but not in as much detail as my website, plus they all look so much better when seen together in a gallery, with the explanatory text. Lots of lovely erotic images to peruse…….. I’ll be hopefully updating the more vanilla stuff in the next week or so, but the erotic images always take priority! To view them click here: www.jackieadshead.uk/gallery/erotic
I saw my friend Lucy Felthouse this week too (are we still on the pussy theme?) and had our usual delightful time together. We talk for hours, laugh a lot, and compare notes on working in the land of Erotica, and although she’s a writer and I’m an artist, we are very similar in our approaches to our work, and the people we work with. It was a very productive night, and with Lucy’s help I feel I’ve leapt forward on my ever growing things to do list!
Just whilst I’m updating the week, I have been booked to appear later on in the year with the WI to go and talk to them about being an Erotic Artist (and boy, am I looking forward to THAT night!!!!!!). Whilst in the pub last week, two separate women I know, who are not in the WI, told me that they are coming to hear me talk that night! So, they’re expecting to be entertained and have a good laugh, which is great, and I hope I manage to give them both!
Now…… back to pussy paintings….