Why I don’t watch much telly

I saw my hairdresser earlier today, we had the usual chat about what we’d both been doing recently and she went on to ask me if I’d seen various programmes on television. I smiled and said “No”. I think she thought I must be a bit boring because I hadn’t seen the latest blockbusters. But I went on to explain that I’m usually busy with art even at night when most people are sitting down to watch the soaps. Afterwards I thought about the jobs I’ve got on the go at the moment – and made a note that they are as follows:

1. New York erotic landscape oil painting to paint by Christmas.
2. Erotic landscape in oils to paint as soon as I can.
3. Dog pencil drawing to draw by Christmas.
4. I’ve got to write my talk for the forthcoming WI talk on being an erotic artist.
5. I’ve got my website to update at some point.
6. I’ve still got the Pussy Portraits to do, but they’ll have to wait until the Christmas commissions are done.
7. I’ve got someone coming to see me, who wants to discuss illustrations for a book she’s writing on spiritual healing.
8. I usually design and make my own Christmas cards, and haven’t even started on a design yet, and its November tomorrow, which means time is ticking on.
9. Plus I’m in discussions with other people regarding other off-shoots off my artwork, and that needs to be updated on my website, when I get chance.

And that’s just the main stuff. And only relates to art. But don’t think that I’m moaning, because I’m certainly not! I love the fact that I’m so busy at the moment, and that I have a load of work to do, and will happily take on more commissions for Christmas if they’re forthcoming. Because there’s that adage that if you want a job doing, you ask a busy person, and I’ll fit it in somewhere. ………..But ……..if you ask me if I’ve seen the latest edition of your favourite soap, the answer will definitely be a resounding “NO”!!!!!!

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 31, 2007

    hey something has to give, and tv is boring compared to what you are doing!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 1, 2007

    Vi – Yeh, I think so too!!!

  3. nitebyrd
    Nov 1, 2007

    I agree, Vi. TV is for those of us with no lives. I tape shows that I love. TV people can wrap things up in 30 to 60 minutes, something I wish I could do.

    I don’t know what’s on British TV but with American, you’re not missing much. I still watch, though. *sigh*

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 1, 2007

    Nitebyrd – There’s not much that stimulates me on British TV I admit. But I was painting until gone midnight last night and that stimulates me a lot!

  5. Indigo
    Nov 1, 2007

    T.V or transvestite? now they are fun to watch……. I totally agree with vi vi vooom, what you’re doing is way more interesting…!!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 1, 2007

    Indigo – I suppose my art is more interesting than the telly – it certainly seems to be the general opinion anyway!

  7. Indigo
    Nov 1, 2007

    Hell yeah, what you’re doing is WAY more interesting than telly or anything…!’Watch this space’… we’re watching you Jackie for your next instalment of fantasy, eroticism whatever, we know it’ll be Very X-citing!!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 2, 2007

    Indigo – Well I’m currently working on the next instalments of fantasy and eroticism, so I hope it is exciting for ya!

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