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In the red

It’s a very busy time of year for me – there are loads of local exhibitions on – and that means decisions to make whether to participate or not, which to go and see, and which to miss out. I can’t do all of them, so I have to pick and choose which are most important to me. And then I have to consider that if the exhibitors can put a maximum of ten paintings in an exhibition, that I have the ten that I need, and usually the organisers want the information for the exhibitions well in advance, which means the paintings have to actually exist! So I’ve been busy painting these last few days, along with continuing with the paintings I’m doing for the main gallery.

My model asked me an interesting question when I saw her this week – and one that made me laugh out loud in disbelief! She said “Do you ever get stuck for ideas of what to paint?” and my reply after I’d stopped laughing, was “No, I have the opposite of writers block – I have so many ideas to paint at this moment in time, that I doubt I’d ever get them all painted if I painted solidly for the next year, and that’s not counting the other ideas that come to me regularly for paintings”.

So, when I drew her this week, I knew exactly what I was going to do and how I was going to do it. Another white on black drawing with a touch of colour to add interest. And the interest in question was going to be suspenders and that lovely piece of creamy white thigh at the top of the leg that is that is exposed whilst a woman is putting on stockings. I also wanted her cleavage on show and the hint of the little black dress that she was wearing whilst she got dressed to go out. And since I prefer to paint as little as possible to get the point across, I did just that, and added the colour just for the suspenders. The title came to me easily too, which always thrills me when it does – so it’s called “In the red” because she’s obviously in red underwear, from what you can see so far!

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 (6)

  1. hornymaleuk
    Aug 2, 2008

    Jackie – Another lovely image! It makes a change to see your female model with her clothes on 🙂

  2. Indigo
    Aug 2, 2008

    She’s a beauty, but then again I think I could fall in love with your model, with a body to die for!Very Nice picture… love those stockin tops Mmmm…!

  3. Trixie
    Aug 3, 2008

    Not sure about the red going up the arm? That just how it looks in my bleary vodka soaken eyes, lol.

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 4, 2008

    Hornymaleuk – Thankyou. Yes, it does make a change to see her dressed doesn’t it, and probably more erotic for that too! lol

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 4, 2008

    Indigo – Yes she is isn’t she! And yes I bet you could, I think she’s just your type!! Glad you like the picture too…..

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Aug 4, 2008

    Trixie – Yes, I thought that may cause some problems – with or without the vodka soaked eyes lol! That “red going up the arm” is ACTUALLY saying “Copyright Jackie Adshead”! and is put on over the image to protect it! So, forget that part of the image because it’s not actually on the drawing!! 🙂

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