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Strange forays

Last night I did something very strange. I quite often do strange things, by various peoples standards, but last night was odd, even for me. I went to talk to a lot of vanilla people about a subject that wasn’t vanilla! I went to talk to the WI about being an Erotic Artist. Its a strange thing, isn’t it? That women who may be considered quiet and staid would want to listen to me talk. I’m not sure what they got out of my talk. Some reacted to me talking about naked people, and how I draw them. They liked the pictures I took along, the vanilla ones of tigers, French landscapes, and brightly coloured chickens! But some of them sat there with expressionless faces, watching me, and I only saw one looking totally bored, and only caught one other open mouthed yawning in the background. At least no one walked out!! And they listened. And some made comments, and asked questions and reacted to me with smiles and positive feed-back. So perhaps it was ok……

So, do I count it as a success ? – I’m not sure. Perhaps they were all totally enthralled – and loved every minute of it, and went home all fired up and full of passion. Or………… perhaps they didn’t. Perhaps they went home and told their husbands they’d been in the company of a strange woman, one who likes showing them pictures of brazen hussies playing with themselves and giving blow-jobs!! I think the thing that I’ve learnt with this is, that I’m happier talking to spicy people about the non vanilla subjects. If it had been a group of gays I’d have had a far different reaction!

The best thing to come out of the talk last night was the decision I made towards the end of the talk that……..perhaps………………tonight…………….wasn’t the…………….best time……………to perhaps………………mention about………………..the …………….fantasy fannies collection I’m going to be working on soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 (10)

  1. Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!!
    Nov 22, 2007

    ooo, so the old ducks didn’t take that idea well? I don’t think a bunch of gay men would either!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 22, 2007

    Vi – Maybe they did! Maybe its just my understanding of the situation. Maybe they thought it was all wildly exciting and I’ve just interpreted it wrongly…

  3. bittersweet me
    Nov 22, 2007

    well done for trying to spread some cheer …

    i’m sure you brightened someone’s life

  4. Luka
    Nov 22, 2007

    It can be very hard to judge audience reaction. I’ve had some be deathly silent and then enthuse at the end of it about how much they’d enjoyed it – and you’re left thinking “well, I wish you could have indicated as much *during* the talk!” I’m sure they found it a refreshing change from their usual speakers.

  5. Indigo
    Nov 22, 2007

    Oh dear… So I guess ‘WI’ doesn’t stand for wankers incorp? What a boring load of ode fogies!

  6. Racy Redhead
    Nov 22, 2007

    Sticy with us spicy folks and get painting those pussies!!!

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 23, 2007

    Bittersweet me – I hope I did, I try to!!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 23, 2007

    Luka – Yes, it is. I hope I was a refreshing change, and not viewed as the local freak show!!!

  9. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 23, 2007

    Indigo – no, they weren’t boring – I think I might have been a bit racy for some of em!!

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 23, 2007

    Racy redhead – Yep, I’m back with the spice people – and can’t wait to get going on the fannies!!!

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