My friend Stuart has sent me a beautiful letter this week telling me …..

“I am writing to you about why I am so enthusiastic to show the drawings to family, friends and strangers. My main motivation is my pride in having participated in the production of two such beautiful pictures. I believe that they are so good that it would be a great shame if they were framed, hung in our front room with few people seeing them. Most people who have seen them think that they are very good, once they have become accustomed to viewing a naked male senior citizen! Obviously you have great skill to make an old timer like me look so attractive without overdoing it. They are certainly me! I am also proud of myself for having the courage to pose nude before a lady I did not know. However, as Sir Malcolm Sargeant said, you should try everything once with the possible exception of incest and morris dancing. It ws my lucky day when I was introduced to you to draw me. Your drawings are now my most precious possession.”…….. Aw, isn’t that nice!!!

And whilst we’re on the subject of friends, the ever fragrant and lovely SpikyZora Jones has given me this Friends award! Aw, I’m touched!!!! Thankyou babe! I want in turn to share it with all those who read my blog regularly – well, those who I know about, because you leave nice comments!

I also want to thank my usual model for her help, enthusiasm, fun, friendship, inventiveness, and patience when we’re setting up a pose. And understanding when the art “doesn’t work” for whatever reason (my bad headache being the reason this week!) and positive and vocal support and the accolades when it does (which is most of the time) !!! Thanks babe – and I’ll forward this “Friends” award to you in particular.

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
    Jan 14, 2009

    ‘wow’ Jackie I bet your usual model is gleaming with pride right now… I f I were her I would!!

  2. Loving Annie
    Jan 14, 2009

    Very nice letter from Stuart, Jackie – and congratulations on the award 🙂

    So looking forward to seeing my abstract painting !

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 15, 2009

    Indigo – I hope she is too….

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 15, 2009

    Loving Annie – Yes, its a lovely letter from Stuart, and thanks re the award.

    I am currently working hard on it, but its taking me a while to plan it and sort out the best way to do it for the best effect.

  5. Spiky Zora Jones
    Jan 15, 2009

    Hi jackie, how are yo doing sweetie. I’m glad youpassed that to all of your faves.

    Thanks you right back sweetie…for all the art you show. I’m the lucky one.

    Ciao sweetie.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 15, 2009

    Spiky – I’m great thanks,feeling warm inside from your nice comments.

  7. nitebyrd
    Jan 16, 2009

    Stuart is a true gentleman. Not many around these days!

    Congratulations on the award. Getting a “Friend” award is the best kind, IMO.

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 16, 2009

    Nitebyrd – Yes, he is.

    Thankyou, re the congratulations for the “Friends” award – you’re one of the ones I refer to that I want to share it with.

  9. Trixie
    Jan 16, 2009

    Wow…Stuart is REALLY impressed with you isn’t he? And so he should be!!!

  10. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 16, 2009

    Trixie – Yes, he does appear to be!!!! LOL

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