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Seeing Double

Well the snow’s been useful – it means I can stay in and paint! I’ve been working on the second, proper painting, of “Living Flame”. My spiritual healer friend thought it a big task, and asked me if I’d have problems painting it a second time, and I replied that I doubted it. If I’ve done it once, I can do it again! So, instead of showing you the painting, I’ll show you the two together, so you can see what I’m talking about, and compare them. The “proper” version is as close as I can make it to the original “working painting”. They are both in acrylics – used in the style of thin watercolours – but the original is on acrylic board whereas the proper version is on watercolour paper, as it was decided that to frame it, some of the image would be lost under the mount, and if I painted a larger border of background around it, then that could be “lost” under the mount without detracting from the image. Its a good idea to do that, anyway, as its a large image (20 x 16 inches) and since its on watercolour paper, the framer will want as much paper as possible to be able to hide behind the mount and stop the paper buckling.
Its not often I paint a picture twice – I usually get bored – but this painting has been a pleasure to paint a second time, to capture the light, the colour, the line, and tone. And I think she’s beautiful, this living flame……..

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. Loving Annie
    Feb 5, 2009

    It is lovely, Jackie….

  2. Indigo
    Feb 5, 2009

    She is beautiful! I much prefer the larger picture..

  3. Nolens Volens
    Feb 6, 2009

    Oh I agree with you about painting it second time! 🙂

  4. Spiky Zora Jones
    Feb 6, 2009

    I just love this…these paintings.

    And still think it’s of your best. It’s so erotic… Woo.

    ciao babe.

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 6, 2009

    Loving Annie – Thankyou, I think so!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 6, 2009

    Indigo – Thankyou, do you? To me they’re both the same, except for a little extra in the background, but perhaps thats why you prefer it more!

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 6, 2009

    Nolens Volens – Thankyou.

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 6, 2009

    Spiky – I’m delighted you love them, and agree they are some of my best work, and very erotic in a bright and colourful way!! Thankyou.

  9. having my cake
    Feb 7, 2009

    I suspect that the lady concerned will be delighted with the results. Beautiful x

  10. Fitzy
    Feb 8, 2009

    That really is an amazing painting and it could certainly grace any wall.

    Not only that, but she certainly has a sexy bottom! Love the knickers as well! lol

  11. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 8, 2009

    Having my cake – Thankyou, I hope so.

  12. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 8, 2009

    Fitzy – Thankyou, I’m glad you like it! And yes, she has!!

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