Unveiling of the Queyntes

Well now, where was I? Oh, yes I remember! Fannies!! (or for the Americans amongst you Pussies!!).

Just to give you the background before I do the grand unveiling, I wrote a year ago (and it is a year, all but one day, now that I’ve checked, Wow!) about wanting to do the paintings as a celebration of womanhood – as bright and colourful abstracts of their most innermost secret places. The thought was that when someone has their portrait painted, its of their face with their name as the title – but in this case I wanted the names to be anonymous – so unless the participants reveal it, I won’t say who they are. I originally asked for volunteers and at the time ten women contacted me, but I only received good enough photos from seven of them – and these are the original seven here. I hope that more women will be interested in having their “Queynte” painted and I would love to see them all part of an exhibition somewhere for the world to see – because just seeing the seven of them together is a beautiful thing already! I hope to sell any to anyone who is interesting in purchasing them – but at this moment I have no idea what price to put on them because I have put so much of MYSELF in them, I don’t know how to put a financial value on it as yet (I will in time, I just need to think a bit about it for a while!). I painted them intuitively – which is a new concept for me – and one I like very much. It was the right way of painting them, as they are so personal, and abstract. The point of the abstraction was so that they, although anatomically correct, are hidden enough in colouring and some of the external shapes to hide the image for what it is. I want them to be hung on a wall so that anyone other than the people who know, would not know what they are – except for something exotic flower shapes maybe, that may just resemble something subconsciously and vaguely erotic…..
They are painted in acylics on 20 x 16 inch boards. The reason I used the acrylics was because I needed the paint to be bright and to dry quickly and cleanly, leaving me time to work intuitively and quickly without the annoyance of waiting for paint to dry (and losing the impetuous of the intuitive way of painting) or of the paint annoyingly merging into other colours and muddying the effect. I liked using the board as it absorbed the paint very quickly, leaving no room for error or a change of colour. Once the colour was put on the board, it stayed there, and other than brightening a colour here or there for more depth, I haven’t overworked it to ruin the effect (always a concern for artists!).

At the moment, all the participants are bloggers, but that doesn’t exclude any other woman from participating, I won’t restrict it to that degree.

All the paintings have a woman hidden within the folds to remind you what the image is about.

I’m delighted with them – I’ve put so much of myself IN them, and they are EXACTLY what I predicted last year that I wanted them to be – bright, beautiful and SHAMELESS.

So, now they’re here – what do you think of them…….

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 (57)

  1. Anonymous
    Oct 2, 2008

    WOW! Jackie–lovely and eminently edible to say the least–lovely YUM YUM


  2. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 2, 2008

    Beau – Thankyou, I’m delighted I’ve catered for your tastebuds!

  3. femmeismygender
    Oct 4, 2008

    These are STUNNING, I am absolutely blown away…fabulous and intricate work.Thank you!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 6, 2008

    Femmeismygender – Thankyou, I’m delighted you love them so much!

  5. Jennybean
    Oct 13, 2008

    are you still taking volunteers?

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 14, 2008

    Jennybean – Yes I am! – are you interested? If so, email me and we’ll discuss it…..

  7. cinsel urunler
    May 27, 2010

    I really admired the great share ..

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