Coming ready or not

Right then! What’s happening this week…..? Oh yes, I remember! EROTICA!!!! 🙂

I haven’t stopped since I decided five weeks ago that I was going to do it. I knew it would be a huge learning curve and it certainly as been!! There’s been so much preparation to do – find and buy various items like a browser, all the hanging equipment, picture mounts, decide which images I’m going to sell as prints, write an explanation of the Queyntes, and what to do if you want your own painting commissioned. Design my flyers, design a banner, get all the information to the printer, print some of it myself to keep the costs down, and even so, the printers bill alone would feed an African village for a year. And then pick up all the stuff from the printer, and insert the prints in the mounts, bag them all up in protective sleeves, sort out what original artwork I’m going to sell, and bag and price that. My lunch over the weekend was all of two minutes, standing by the fridge eating leftovers from the day before, before returning to work again. Because I want it all to be right. I want to be the best I can be in the time I’ve had to prepare, to show the visitors what I have and what I am. I know I’ve got something in everyones price range, from small items to large, presuming they like the images, and some other different artwork images from the fannies. I don’t know what the response is going to be to the Fantasy Fannies but so far its all been promising.

When I collected the flyers from the printer on Friday, I quickly ascertained he’d printed a quarter of the flyers I’d asked for. So it was a good job I hadn’t left it all to the last minute! I waited an hour or so whilst he printed off the other three thousand. He’s a nice lad, and we happily chatted whilst he fed the copier with reams of paper and guillotined them afterwards. He told me that other customers of his had been in this week and seen my brightly coloured flyers depicting Queynte 2 with my details printed over the top, and the words “Fantasy Fannies” being very prominent, and had noticed them with great interest. One couple had been in, and the guy had seen the flyers and started sniggering to himself. His wife couldn’t see what was funny, as he sniggered and mumbled about “fantasy fannies“. He pointed it out to her, and she caught on straight away what she was looking at and said “Oh, yes, I see!!!!” and her man looked non-plussed and said “What?”. The printer tactfully pointed out that he was looking at what it said it was! And still, the guy didn’t get it! His wife had done by then, and was laughing, but he’d totally missed it! And I think, that’s part of the fun of these paintings – its the ones in the know, enjoying a joke against those who aren’t!!!

In the pub on Friday night, I went to say hi to a friend of mine, he was chatting to a mate of his who I didn’t know, and introduced us by saying “Jackie paints fannies!” which quite understandable was a good conversation starter!!!! I spent the next five minutes explaining how and why exactly I paint fannies – to the great interest of my new acquaintance. He asked if I did willies too – and I said I certainly would! He was certainly interested in the idea!!!

Another friend of mine in the pub, who is very interested in art in general and this latest project, asked why I did erotic art. I said it was the most difficult art I could think of, and that was part of the appeal. But I like people, and this is just part of what makes an adult, the erotic side to us.

Right, on with the last few things I need to do – and I’m looking forward to meeting the bloggers who are planning on coming to meet me – Wow, meeting them in real life!!! Very exciting 🙂

The pull of art is great, and its one of the things I love so much about it………

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. Trixie
    Nov 17, 2008

    I sooo wish I could be there to meet you. I was NEARLY going to be in London Friday night, but think that’s changed now.

    Good luck with it all!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 17, 2008

    Trixie – Thats a shame, but I know you’ve got more important things happening at the moment – hopefully we’ll meet another time!

  3. Loving Annie
    Nov 17, 2008

    Fingers crossed for you.
    Hope it is an absolutely wonderful show, that your lovely tasteful erotic paintings sell like mad, and people sign up for future commissions !

  4. Indigo
    Nov 17, 2008

    I know you’re going to have a ball at Erotica. ‘WOW’ I’m so excited for you Jackie~ you’ve worked so god damn fucking hard to get to where you are in your art… So am wishing you all the luck in the universe..but am quite sure you will do just fine. Go girl, have fun and sell your fabulous art work.. this will be your making.The whole world will be there, the event is your destiny.. go forth and make money! Become ‘Famous’ baby..

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 18, 2008

    Loving Annie – Thankyou! I hope so too!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 18, 2008

    Indigo – Thankyou, I’ll try!

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