Exploring to find new depths

A different model for me this week – a male one, and that means I’ve got to re-think the pose and how I want it to look. And the end result is another drawing that I’m not 100% happy with – it may need a bit more work doing on it and then I’ll be happier with it. But sometimes a drawing is just an idea explored to see what happens. I like the lights and darks in this one and there’s movement in there, a focal point, something about to happen, something that has just happened. I like the way the boot is not actually on the back of his hand but looks like it might be. I like the way he’s pulling it towards him and the thought of what he is maybe going to do next.

Mmmm… perhaps I’d be happier if the picture had more passion in it….. 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 (12)

  1. Indigo
    Jul 26, 2008

    ‘Mmmm…’ not bad but I’ve seen you produce better. Maybe if he was wearing a blindfold? He doesn’t appear to be doing much.

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 27, 2008

    Indigo – yes, I’ve done much better. And you’re right, he doesn’t appear to be doing much! Thanks for your constructive comments – much appreciated!

  3. Spiky Zora Jones
    Jul 27, 2008

    sweetheart…it actually is good. I suggest you give more of the girl in her boots. as in more flessh…It’s in the staemnet you want to say…a gloved hand holding a whip that brings her man’s face up to look into her eye…though the picture doesn;’t shopw her face…you know he is.

    i think I should go into that business…dominatrix…grrrr.


    ciao jackie. 😛

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 28, 2008

    Spiky – Yes, there needs to be more of the girl and how she’s interacting with the man. Its the interaction that would give it more passion, and its certainly lacking in that at the moment…..

    Dominatrix, eh? I can just see you in the boots cracking the whip – you’d love that!!! 🙂

  5. Trixie
    Jul 28, 2008

    I like the colours, but the boot doesn’t really stand out. I wasn’t sure what he was doing at first glance.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 28, 2008

    Trixie – Mmm… yes, the boot is supposed to be the darkest colour, to make it stand out most.

  7. hornymaleuk
    Jul 29, 2008

    Is there actually a girl inside the boot? 😉

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 29, 2008

    Hornymaleuk – You tell me!! 🙂

  9. hornymaleuk
    Jul 29, 2008

    Jackie – You should know. You were there!!

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 30, 2008

    Hornymaleuk – Of course I know. I painted it.

    Since you obviously want a serious answer I will give it to you. No, there wasn’t a girl in the boot, but I tried to give the impression that there was to add interest to the painting, and portray the interaction between two people. It doesn’t matter that there wasn’t a girl there, since she would have been only a “prop” to the painting. If the painting had worked as an idea (and I don’t think it does, for various reasons) then the viewer would have been perfectly happy that the girl existed and was an intregal part of the painting.

  11. hornymaleuk
    Jul 31, 2008

    That’s what I thought. There would have been little point in having a real girl inside the boot when she doesn’t actually appear in the image. However, I wonder if her absence had an impact on the male model. The dynamics might have been very different if she had been there, and been naked apart from her boots!
    Maybe we can explore that idea another time 🙂

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 31, 2008

    Hornymaleuk – Yes, I think the dynamics would have been very different! So…. do you want to wear the sexy boots or shall we leave that to the girl, next time!?!! 🙂

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