Reaching out

This week, I’ve had the initial design ok’d by dj kirkby for her erotic landscape, and now better understand the image she’s looking for and how I’m going to create it. Normally when painting a picture, I have a clear idea as to what I’m doing, and how I’m going to do it, but with her erotic landscape, its actually two pictures in one – the erotic couple AND the landscape, plus her interpretation of it. Which makes it a bit more difficult, but not impossible, when I ask the right questions and listen to the answers. So, steps forward on that, which I’m pleased about.

Plus, I had an interesting phone call this week from a woman I met in the summer. When we first met a few months ago, and she found out I was an artist, she expressed interest in meeting me, and perhaps working together. This week, she was going to email me, had a look at my website and through it, read my blog post (the previous one to this), and felt a huge empathy with what I had written about opening the soul, when I paint. Because she’s a spiritual healer, and is writing a book on the subject, and is interested in talking to me about illustrating it. So, my words really connected to her. She asked me if I was surprised, and I said no. I think she was surprised at my saying that, but I know of four other people, just this last six months, who have said the same thing to me. All for different reasons, they have had an urge to contact me, and wanted to meet me, because of my blog and website. And I suppose that’s why I have them – to reach out to who ever reads them, and see what response I get. And just to follow on from that, there are people I know in real life, who just drop it into the conversation, that they regularly read my blog, but because they don’t leave comments, I don’t know that they do. Its a funny thing blogging – you write regular posts, in the hope that someone, somewhere, reads them, and yet there’s the surprise element when you find that some people actually do!!!

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 (8)

  1. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Oct 26, 2007

    *waves hand in air*

    I read ya baby!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 26, 2007

    Vi – *waving back* I know you do, mate, ‘cos you always leave a nice comment – thanks, I really appreciate it! x

  3. Racy Redhead
    Oct 28, 2007

    Me too!!
    I read your blog and, well you know what happened next! x

  4. DJ Kirkby
    Oct 29, 2007

    Love the sketches..LOVE them! Want them all now..but can’t afford them…if I ever win the lottery I will be keeping you busy for a few years, methinks.

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 29, 2007

    Racy Redhead – Yes I do – and I’m really pleased that you’re enjoying it so much!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 29, 2007

    DJ Kirkby – Wow, I just love your reaction to my paintings – and will happily be your official artist!

  7. hornymaleuk
    Oct 30, 2007

    I check your blog almost every day!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 30, 2007

    Hornymaleuk – thank you kindly!

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