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Like a swan

I’m like a swan at the moment as far as blogging is concerned – it all looks very serene at the moment on the surface but there is terrific and frantic paddling underneath!!!

I have many many things on the go at the moment – sorting out the new venue for the erotic artwork, which I will tell you about very soon, I promise! Frantically painting Fantasy Fanny/Queynte paintings, updating my website, and being involved with the Guild of Erotic Artists and everything they are doing at the moment!

One of the things they are “doing” is their latest book – of which I am featured in!!!! A whole chapter! YAYYYYY!!!! I wrote my chapter for it back in April, and sent the artwork to be edited, and the other contributors have been doing their chapters over the last few months, but now its published and it looks really good! I picked my copies up on Sunday at the Guild Event day, and have some to sell if anyone is interested? It’s a beautiful high quality soft-back “coffee table” book featuring the work of 32 artists/photographers/sculptors and would make an ideal Christmas or birthday present for anyone who likes erotic art. Each person featured has six pages about them, with lots of their artwork. It’s approximately 11 x 8 inches, has 200 pages in full colour (although some of the erotic photos are black and white, if that makes sense!) It is for sale at £22.99 plus postage and packing. If anyone is interested in buying any copies from me, please contact me for more details. I’ve featured the photos of it here, although they aren’t good photos as the pages are shiny and the flash has shown up on some of them – but it gives a good idea of my pages, so you can see what I’m talking about. The white blob on the torso on the front cover is the flash and not actually part of the image on the cover. All my images featured in my chapter of the book are on my website and a couple of them were done for bloggers……… if you recognise 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 (10)

  1. Nolens Volens
    Oct 22, 2008

    Congratulations! That’s just so cool!

  2. Loving Annie
    Oct 23, 2008

    Awesome news, Jackie ! I’d be happy to buy one 🙂

    I’ll e-mail you…

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 23, 2008

    Nolens Volens – Thankyou!

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 23, 2008

    Loving Annie – Ok, thankyou, I look forward to your email….

  5. Trixie
    Oct 23, 2008

    How very exciting for you hon!!!

  6. Indigo
    Oct 23, 2008

    ‘WOW’ Jackie~ well done to you for all your hard work!! Just a matter of interest, do those who have submitted permission for their pictures to be prined, the people who you’ve painted n drawn get any discount off the book? Anyway… brilliant job done..

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 23, 2008

    Trixie – yes it is, thanks!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 23, 2008

    Indigo – Good question, if those people would be interested in buying a copy of the book, and contact me I’ll probably give them some discount, yes!

  9. Spiky Zora Jones
    Oct 23, 2008

    Hi jackie. I’d love to buy one…don’t need a discount either. I got your email. I can only access it from home. The family keeps me busy.

    How do I pay you…let me know the arrangements. I’ll email you from home.

    fabulous job honey…

    Ciao babe.

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 24, 2008

    Spiky – Brilliant that you want a copy – thanks. Payment by Paypal is probably best, but if you haven’t got it we can discuss other methods.

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