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Tickled pink

I’m fully aware of the reason why the last picture I put on my blog wasn’t brilliant. It was because my mind was elsewhere…….. lost in visions of naked women doing feminine things. I wasn’t fully focused on the guy I drew last week because I’ve spent so much time recently thinking about the artwork of women I want to produce for the gallery I visited three weeks ago. Then whilst I was on holiday in the Lake District I was thinking about it, and in days after I got back I was thinking about it even more, and last week I was collating the information and just about ready to start drawing them. Then I received an email from the gallery owner asking how I was getting on and wanting me to email the first image to him. I was going to reply by email and then thought, no, I’ll ring him. I needed to explain it to him and an email wasn’t the mode of doing it……..

…….These images are going to be part of a “set” so that when they are viewed together they can be seen as a collective. But any of the images can be a picture on its own. Of course if someone wants to buy one of the pictures they will have a nice image all on its own but ideally they will have the chance to “pick and mix” the images so they can buy two, three, four, more and all the images will interconnect. That’s the plan. And that’s what I’ve been thinking of the last three weeks. Nothing else, well …….artwise, anyway!!! And that is what I needed to explain to the gallery owner. That although I had done one of the images, I didn’t want to show him just the first one. I wanted to show him the finished set. Because although I’d completed one, and was delighted with it, by the time I’d finished the whole set, the first one may not fit in it so well (although I doubt that that will be the case). He understood when I explained it, and said there was no pressure, and I was happy to hear that, because pressure whilst a bit of is a good thing, a LOT of it can take away from the creative process if a dead-line is looming!!!

So, here’s the first one and I’m delighted with it. Its simple but effective, has colour and enough feminine charms to be interesting. Her breasts are framed by the boa and she’s in a contemplative mood. The look on the girls face is good, with the hint of a smile and the pose is interesting with enough lights and darks and angles. The feathers are soft and have enough depth of colour and form. And I’m even delighted with the title too! Its called “Tickled pink” which fits in with the boa image as well as the colours used.

So, now on to the next one……………..MMmm……… Oh, yes, I know what I’m going to do!!! 🙂

And as a post script, I was delighted last week to be asked to write up the Guild of Erotic Artists Event day report for July, and the Guild secretary only asked me because I’d mentioned that I write a blog and he was featured in it! I enjoy writing, and find as much satisfaction in it as painting almost. I suppose its all part of the creative spirit.

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 (9)

  1. Indigo
    Jul 28, 2008

    Now ‘THAT’ is more like it!! Go girl, you’re so much better drawing the female form, as you’ve proved by this lovely picture, and pink is quite nice!! As for this one… she’s gorgeous!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 28, 2008

    Indigo – Thankyou – yes, you’re right, I do like drawing women. And she is indeed gorgeous! So glad you like the pink too – it suits her doesn’t it?

  3. Indigo
    Jul 28, 2008

    Not sure the pink does suit her actually but that’s just my opinion.. she IS a beauty.:-P. I think the colour purple would also go well with this pose, just my opinion 🙂

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 29, 2008

    Indigo – There’s actually some purple and orange amongst the reds and pinks of the feather boa. But yes, I agree purple would go well with this pose – I think most colours would go well with it.

  5. hornymaleuk
    Jul 29, 2008

    I really like this image! But then I do love female legs…
    Is she your usual female model?

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 29, 2008

    Hornymaleuk – That’s good then that you like it! – and yes it’s my usual female model although I’ve changed her facial features slightly.

  7. Spiky Zora Jones
    Jul 30, 2008

    I love the painting. I like everything it suggest and says.

    An artist is always learning about art…and they are always seeking expansion. An example…I was in the seevnth grade doing a sketch of a tree outside of mu class room with pencils. I thought I had it captured. My teacher said…this one naked limb needs work. I couldn’t see it. It’s coming toward you but you want to draw it as you want and not as your eyes sees it. The limb is bigger as it is closest to you…draw it as such. Everything is lines…I turned it upside down and treated it it as lines and shades. A learning…sometimes art comes easily and at others…I struggle…i’m to focused or not focused enough. Funny huh?

    It’s nice talking art with you and reading about your art. 🙂

    Ciao babes.

    I think you write wondefully. Like the artist you are, your words express in colors. Who could write about art better than an artist.

    Ciao babes…kick ass. 😀

  8. Trixie
    Jul 30, 2008

    LOVE the featehr boa. Looks so REAL!

  9. Jackie Adshead
    Jul 31, 2008

    Spiky – Yes, an artist is always learning about art, and it is very difficult to draw something when your brain and eyes are telling you something else, like the tree branches you drew.

    I’m delighted that my words express in colours to you – that’s wonderful! And yeh, who could write about art better than an artist?! Thankyou for your insight! Much appreciated!

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