What do you see

That last blog post was most interesting! Mostly for what other people see in my artwork that I don’t always intend! Now I’m not sure if that’s because everyone who reads my blog has an active and fertile furtive imagination (!) or because anyone, however vanilla they are, will always see other things within an image. Or because people who know me, and my art, know that I tend to put erotic images within my artwork, so will actively look for it even when I don’t intend it! The last image I showed of the red landscape was taken from a friends photograph. She liked the image because she went to the actual place. I just copied the photograph and didn’t add anything to what I saw infront of me except one naked woman lying on the rocks within the foreground, and one flying through the air in the clouds….. and yet………. everyone who has viewed this painting has seen other images within it, some of them quite graphic! How wonderful is that??!!! I paint erotic landscapes without even knowing it!!!!

Seriously though, I love doing these erotic landscapes and want to do a lot more of them. But first, I need to finish the one I’m currently working on for dj kirkby. Its a really exciting picture and I can’t wait to see the finished painting!

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
    Feb 12, 2008

    Hey Jackie, I don’t know if you’ve read me recently to know we are doing a blog book. I would be great it if you could submit yourself a piece on how having a blog has changed your life in anyway? I reckon it would be interesting reading, and a good plug for your work.

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 12, 2008

    Vi – Yes, I read about you doing a blog book and am very interested in writing a piece for it as blogging has changed my life an awful lot!!!!!

  3. nitebyrd
    Feb 13, 2008

    I’m anxious to see dj’s painting. I do hope she’ll share with us.

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 14, 2008

    Nitebyrd – I’m sure she will!

  5. DJ Kirkby
    Feb 15, 2008

    I am soooo excited and can’t wait to see the final result either!

  6. Indigo
    Feb 17, 2008

    I’m always looking for objects that aren’t really meant to be there, like in the clouds or the branches on trees.. I see faces and all kinds of things. They just appear right infront of me as though they know I’m looking for them.. still looking for ghosts though!

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 18, 2008

    dj kirkby – I hope I live up to your expectations…

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 18, 2008

    Indigo – I look for faces in all images I see too. Like you, they just appear to me!

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