Here she is!

Here it is – the unveiling, at long last! You’ve waited a long time to see her, but I wanted her to be right before I showed her to you.

As I said recently, I wasn’t happy with the original acrylic painting that I did a couple of years ago. It just wasn’t “right” somehow although I couldn’t work out the reason why until only a few weeks ago, it was just an undefined feeling about it. So, I decided I had to change it because I couldn’t live with it in the state it was in! The decision was made – it needed to be overpainted in oils. Big decision, but certainly the RIGHT one, because as you can see in the new painting, it is SOOOOOOOO much better for that change! I’ve put both paintings here so that you can see the difference, and even I am amazed at the difference in the two paintings of the same subject matter. Whereas the acrylic painting is harsh and has sharp colours and tones, the oil painting is just so much softer both in colour and tone, and in blending the paint. The woman blends into the background better, and is so more softly sensual for being in oils. She oozes sensuality for me now. Her skin colour and tone is far more realistic. Her breast has more weight and shape to it, the nipple is more the focal point and is aching to be caressed, I love the line down her spine and particularly I love the soft shadow at the top of the crack of her bum. Her buttocks are round and inviting, and I ADORE the lost and found edges of her right arm, the way it merges in the soft light of the background and disappears behind that gorgeous curve of her back. I much prefer her hair in this picture, its more realistic, and the way you can JUST see her fingers under the hair as she runs her fingers appealingly through it. And you probably can’t see from this photo but there are subtle fine splatters of white paint around her bum, her hair, and her right arm, so the viewer is aware that there is a little movement there, she’s just shifting slightly on her legs which has moved her bum abit, so then you think well what’s that right hand doing, the one you can’t see fully. What’s she up to? And is that why she’s moved her bum, shifting her weight on her folded legs. Is that ……..why…………….?

And that is one of the reasons I’ve renamed the painting too. It was originally called “Without a care” because the thought was the woman in the painting was “carefree” but now it’s not enough of a title. I wanted a different one, a better one, one that summed up her voluptuous temptress pose and after a while I came up with the new title – it’s “Naked desire” and I much prefer it as it’s far more ambiguous!

Well, I for one think she’s gorgeous (but then I’m biased!!) ……..what do you think?

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. Indigo
    Jun 20, 2008

    I love that soft shadow of the crack of her bum, that’s my favourite sensuous place for pleasure too. Another painful looking pose.. very nice though

  2. Spiky Zora Jones
    Jun 20, 2008

    I have always said when I was having a difficult time…for whetever reason…come back to it. But if time was short…make a decision…you made the right one. the softness brings it to life…sensual…yes, much more.

    you rock babes.

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 21, 2008

    Indigo – Yes, that soft shadow is luscious isn’t it? I love it too.

    And you’re right, the pose was a bit of a struggle for the model to hold after a while, as the circulation in her legs kept being cut off. But worth it for the end result, I think (and I’m sure she thinks so too, although probably not at the time!).

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 21, 2008

    Spiky – Yes, if something’s not working quite right, its best to walk away and do something else, come back to it afresh and usually the answer will come to you then (except with this painting it took me months to work out what it was I needed to do!). But I certainly feel that I made the right decision, and am delighted with the soft and sensual result.

  5. Luka
    Jun 21, 2008

    Wow. I am struck by the difference in the paintings, simply through changing the medium.

    You must be thrilled that you stuck with it.

  6. nitebyrd
    Jun 23, 2008

    I definitely like the softness of the re-paint. She looks positively touchable. Great decision, Jackie!

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 23, 2008

    Luka – Yes, I am, It’s much better now isn’t it?

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 23, 2008

    Nitebyrd – Mmm.. yes she is much softer and more touchable now. Thankyou, I’m delighted with the decision to re-paint it!

  9. Trixie
    Jun 23, 2008

    Fantastic mate! I love them both!

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Jun 24, 2008

    Trixie – Thankyou!

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