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The art speaks for itself

It’s stuck me recently the huge effect these “Fantasy Fannies” have had on people – especially women. And the difference between them and anything else I’ve painted EVER before. I’ve painted loads of things in my life – and hope I continue to do so – and I’ve had some wonderfully positive reactions to things I’ve painted – tears of happiness, tears of recognition, acknowledgement of emotions or past happy memories, wonder at techniques for painting eyes and capturing the soul of an animal, wonder at the likeness of a favourite pet, excitement at secrets hidden within a painting, joy of erotic experiences captured in my artwork. All positive, and personal. And to a point, I know that its because the person who has seen the painting I’ve painted for them, knows me a bit as a person too. Even the bloggers who have bought artwork from me, know a bit about me from my blog, or website. They may not know me as a person, or would even recognise me if we were to meet face to face, but they know me a little as a character.

And then I unveiled the fantasy fanny “Queyntes” on my blog. And sat back, and waited quietly for the comments…… And boy, was I surprised at them – at the fact that complete unknown bloggers came to look at them, through other bloggers pointing the way through their own sites – “There’s Jackies artwork- go and have a look at it!” and they came, in their droves to look. And see. And comment. And email me. And…………. to ask me to paint theirs too. Wow! What interest!What a response! What HAVE I done I wondered? What HAS my artwork done? And you know what – its done exactly what artwork should do

…………………………. it’s spoken to you…………………….

Its touched a nerve, its made you think, its spoken to something deep inside you, its made you happy, its made you want to join in. Its touched you…………

And that is what art should do. And its MY art that’s done it. And most of you don’t know ME as such, so my personality is of no concern, its my ART that has done it, standing up, on its OWN. And I find that AWESOME.

Truely awesome.

And the fact I was voted in the top 3 for Sugasm too, for the first time, just adds to the Wow factor…….

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. Nolens Volens
    Oct 7, 2008

    The title of your post says it all. The real reason why I like it is that you’ve captured the true abstraction of the pussy. Granted, no pussy is same and you have managed to interpret that in ways that speaks volumes to people when they look at your work. I love the use of the warm and cool colors while incorporating the inherent physical features into the art.

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 7, 2008

    Nolens volens – Thankyou, I’m delighted the art talks for itself.

  3. Writes Like A Girl
    Oct 9, 2008

    I just found your art from another blog and I am very excited to have done so. There is so much in the painting that speaks to me on so many levels. Beauty, color, femininity, secrecy and pleasure. So many things that are about being a woman that are wrapped up in the folds of that complex part of us that is sexual and yet so much more. You really brought all the layers of that to life in your work.

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 10, 2008

    Writes like a girl – I’m delighted I’ve produced all those things within my paintings, thankyou.

  5. marianne
    Oct 11, 2008

    The attention is well-deserved, Jackie, and I’m glad it’s happening for you.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 11, 2008

    Marianne – thankyou.

  7. nitebyrd
    Oct 12, 2008

    YAY! for you! You definitely deserve every bit of attention and praise that you get.

    I’ll be sending a picture shortly!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 12, 2008

    Nitebyrd – Thankyou, and I look forward to your photo!

  9. Trixie
    Oct 12, 2008

    Ummm, honey, I tried to take a photo decent for you… didn’t get a chance to download it… then my phone broke yesterday and I had it sent away for repair…oops!!!! Embarassing stuff there! lol

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 13, 2008

    Trixie – You’re making me laff over this one – there’s some poor phone technician somewhere trying to mend your phone, then he inadvertently opens up your images, and there, where he was expecting pictures of you and your mates in the pub, he finds……… your smiling fanny in glorious detail!!!! LMAO

  11. having my cake
    Oct 13, 2008

    I think it’s brilliant! Who’d have thought that one little conversation… 🙂 But, for all that, if you werent a fantastic painter in the first place. Great stuff, Jackie!

    LMAO at Trixie – at least she’ll know whether the repairman has been looking at stuff he shouldnt 🙂

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 13, 2008

    Having my cake – Yes, I’m finding it astounding too, that one little conversation between us, the throw-away line, the thought, the question, the fact we both said we were actually serious about it – should all lead to THIS!!!!!

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