What a reaction

I met a young woman last night through an acquaintance. It was the first time we’d met, and neither of us knew the other existed before we laid eyes on each other. We were introduced, and the conversation turned to generalities, as it does. I said a jokey throw away comment about male models, and then the conversation turned to art, and I explained that I was an erotic artist. The young woman thought that was wonderful, her fella was totally taken aback (since he knows me for another reason and has no idea I’m an artist of any kind, let alone erotic art!!!!). I chatted then with the woman, who was fascinated in the subject, and I went on to tell her about my latest project with the “Fantasy fannies” which delighted her on all levels! I then went to get the paintings to show them to her properly, and she loved them. Really really loved them! Her fella wasn’t so sure, and before I showed them to him he said “You’re scaring me now!” – I know he has a dry sense of humour, that greatly amuses me, but I wasn’t sure whether he was serious or not….. Maybe he was……

Is it scary for men?

Is it only women who “get” this idea?

He said after he’s seen the paintings, that he liked them – he’d seen a landscape painting whilst on holiday that had appealed greatly to him, and it was painted in the same bright vibrant way. I said I could do him a landscape in that way if he wanted one, of the place of his choice. He was interested in my proposition…. but equally I think his woman was interested in the Fantasy fanny idea too……… and she says she has other girl friends who would be very interested in them too.

I have the idea they went home, with him saying “Bloody hell, I never knew Jackie did paintings like that!” and she saying “Mmmmm….. yes and I can just picture mine hanging above the fire in the living room” !!!!


And another thing I’ve been considering this week – is this…. I know I’ve had a wonderfully positive response from everyone who’s seen the Fantasy fannies – but would any one buy one that is not theirs? Would a woman want another womans fanny hanging on her wall (if she was heterosexual, I mean, if she was bi or lesbian, I know I’d get a different answer to that question!). I think men might give me a different answer – but would they only want their girlfriends or wifes fanny hanging on the wall ? Or would they buy any of the ones they fancy? I’m wondering if only the owners of the “queyntes” would want to buy them? Have a created a total “niche” market? …………………And I know there’s a pun in there, if you look closely enough………

What do you think? Can you see any of the fannies hanging on your wall? Or only your own?

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. Indigo
    Oct 3, 2008

    Well I’m all for viewing women’s fannies painted but preferably in the flesh.. the more the merrier !!! Think I’d need plain walls for the painting though, and mine aren’t… plain that is. But any one that would like to purchase my fanny is more than welcome to hang it on their walls, as long as I can come along to view it??

  2. nitebyrd
    Oct 3, 2008

    Yes. Each is beautiful because of what it is and how it’s painted not because of who’s it is.

  3. Carnalis
    Oct 3, 2008

    it is an interesting question, Jackie, but i would have no hesitation about hanging any of your glorious pieces on my wall. They work as purely graphic pieces, and I think it would be delicious to *not* be explicit about whether it was a personal portrait, even if they were recognised for what they were.

  4. Lucy Felthouse
    Oct 5, 2008

    A difficult one. I’d definitely want my own on the wall… but I think it could be quite cool to have a collection, just to see the dawning recognition on a visitor’s face and see if they comment on what they think they’re seeing! 😉

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 6, 2008

    Indigo – Ok, I’ll bear that in mind, thanks.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 6, 2008

    Nitebyrd – That’s interesting, thanks.

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 6, 2008

    Carnalis – Mmm.. yes, that’s certainly part of the “fun” as far as I’m concerned – the secrecy of *what* they are, and *who* they are! I think that I’m going to have lots of different answers from people as to whether they are acceptable as images, and how they would feel about having one on their wall! (whether it was their own, or not!).

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 6, 2008

    Lucy – Oooh, yes, that WOULD be fun! A whole collection, with a “joke” on the viewer, attaached! I love that idea!!!

  9. Curvaceous Dee
    Oct 8, 2008

    Given that you’re painting mine, that’s the one I’d want – but if you weren’t, I’d be delighted and proud to showcase any of your art. They’re all gorgeous 🙂

    xx Dee

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Oct 8, 2008

    Curvaceous Dee – Thankyou, that’s really good to know!

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