I’ve spent all this week thinking. Nothing wrong in that. I do it a lot! But I haven’t been producing. And that’s frustrating for me. I like to produce artwork on a constant level. It feeds the momentum of my creativity. But this week I’ve had to think……. deeply……about how I’m best going to do the erotic landscape responding to the request of dj kirkby. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy when I accepted the offer, and also I haven’t seen any other erotic art from any other artist elsewhere, to use as a starting point. There are some pieces, but not in the style that I want to use, or with a fully erotic couple as opposed to a couple kissing in the clouds or something equally tame. So, I’m having to start from scratch. I’ve started with looking at entwined erotic couples and trying to work out how to make them look like a landscape. And, so far, there seems to me to be three ways of doing it, any of which would work ok as a concept – I can either paint the couple in the shades of a landscape, so their bodies would be the greens of fields, and by adding a sky above, they would instantly look like a landscape, and the viewers eye would accept the deception quite happily. Or I could paint them using the details of a landscape as their features, for example utilising trees for hands, shrubs for hair, rocks for nipples, and I think that would work nicely too. Or I could paint a forest and in the foreground paint an old and twisted tree incorporating the entwined couple within the aged bark and hide them nicely there. All good ideas, and my quick drawings show me that they all would work in principal…. And I’m itching to get going on the designs now, and would ideally like to spend tomorrow working on it. But I put my name down a few weeks ago to attend an artists workshop. So I’ve got to attend that instead. Damn! And I’d forgotten what the workshop was about (as I go to a lot, to pick up new tips and learn new ways of painting). So, this morning I found the paperwork and after perusing it………….burst out laughing!!!!! The workshop is “Mountains and lakes in acrylic” – great!!! perfect!!! But the best bit is that the tutor “will be demonstrating how to use Acrylics as watercolour with emphasis on developing YOUR OWN skill and YOUR OWN individual painting style”. Oh……… How wonderfully BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!
……So……………………..whilst all the other workshop attendees will be busy working on their skies, trees and rocks, there will be me, working out how to incorporate a naked couple having vigorous sex within the structure of the painting!!!!! ……… I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!