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What DO we find to talk about?

I saw my mate Lucy Felthouse, the erotic writer last night. Isn’t it funny how a job description can be seductive? Mmm….. I like having a friend who’s an erotic writer, probably as much as some of my friends enjoy introducing me as their friend “the erotic artist” and waiting for the various reactions!!!!

It’s a while since Lucy and I have seen each other so it was good to have a girly chat and talk about what we’re both up to in the world of erotica. She’s as busy as I am with various projects, and we both are very similar in how we tackle work and try to promote ourselves in the hope of finding more work. I know for instance, that neither of us have time to watch television, because she’s busy writing, and I’m busy with my art. She asked me how I was getting on with the “Fantasy Fanny” paintings that I started work on six months ago, and I told her I’d had to, very reluctantly, put them on hold whilst I did dog portraits (yes, I know, hardly the same thing, BUT if someone wants a commission, I’ll do it, whatever the subject matter!). I can’t wait to get back on to working them, they’re a really exciting project!

And there were plenty of other things to chat about, whether certain images I’d seen in a book were erotic or not (we seemed to have more or less the same opinions on those!), whether certain practices were deemed erotic or just plain disgusting (and you have to bare in mind that we are BOTH VERY broad-minded on this subject, so I won’t go into details of what exactly we both found disgusting!), whether uniforms are erotic (Yep!!!!!!!!) and how we both show attention to detail on our work, so that we can we confident that we’re showing the best possible version to the rest of the world. She also made me smile when she said that some people think that everything she writes about has actually happened to her. Wow, lucky girl, if it’s true! But, some people just don’t seem to grasp the fact that she can create a fantasy and portray it as a story. I wonder why. I presume that people don’t make the same assumptions with my paintings. Or do you?

So, all in all, it was a great night and we found loads to talk about, as we always do. And I don’t think we mentioned the price of butter once…….

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 (11)

  1. Spiky Zora Jones
    May 2, 2008

    Hi babes. I love talking with friends and catching up with one is even better.

    I miss my friend Mia…it’s been a while and I am expecting a email any day…I can feel it. Tis feeling comes to me and in a day or two…she is there.

    Girl talk…coffee/tea and biscuits…makes for a wonderful time.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Ciao babes.

  2. Jackie Adshead
    May 4, 2008

    spiky zora jones – Yeh, I love catching up with friends too, and especially girl talk. We girls talk differently when men aren’t around!

  3. Lucy Felthouse
    May 4, 2008

    Great minds think alike… I just blogged about our chat too – before I’d even seen what you’d written!

    Mmm… uniforms are definitely erotic!!xx

  4. Indigo
    May 4, 2008

    We all need friends to chat with, they’re like our extended family. Can tell them most things, and if they are true friends they will be there for you, take on board your worries and problems and vise versa.Not judge you.. I couldn’t be without my friends. I love em all.

  5. Vi
    May 4, 2008

    What IS the price of butter these days?

    (oh and totally agree with the uniform thang!)

  6. Jackie Adshead
    May 4, 2008

    Lucy – Yeh, I thought you’d blog about it too…. I’ll come and have a look what you wrote, see if we blogged the same thing!

  7. Jackie Adshead
    May 4, 2008

    Vi – I have NO idea, but I can think of a lot of things to do with butter…..!

    lol – Yes, I thought, YOU’D say that about uniforms!!!

  8. Spiky Zora Jones
    May 6, 2008

    babes…what is the price of butter there? I was curious. hehehe

    ciao babes.

  9. Jackie Adshead
    May 7, 2008

    spiky zora jones – Y’know, I buy the stuff every week, and have NO idea how much it costs! There’s more to life than knowing the price of butter I feel!!!!! 🙂

  10. nitebyrd
    May 8, 2008

    Having a friend(s) like that is just the best thing in the whole world! You and Lucy are lucky to have found that in each other.

  11. Jackie Adshead
    May 8, 2008

    Nitebyrd – Yes, having friends like that is one of the best things in the world – and Lucy and I are fortunate to have found each other, but a mutual friend put us in touch with each other as he was sure we would have a lot in common. He was right!!

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