Decision made whilst injured

I’ve been working diligently on Fitzys painting, and am delighted that the second working painting is progressing well now I’ve worked out more or less what I need to do…….! It helps!!!!! LOL It still needs some more work doing on it but at least its going positively in the right direction!

I’ve not shown you a drawing for a while, and thought I’d show you my latest. I love these white on black images and think this one works particularly well. I had decided that I’d draw my usual model in a wide brimmed hat, and she was still wearing her black bra whilst we were deciding on poses. I liked the basis of the pose but felt it needed a bit of something else, and with the addition of a long scarf, this was it!!!! I loved the pose the instant I saw it – lots of lovely strong diagonals, her face in shadow under the wide brim, her hands on her hips in a defiant pose, and lots of white flesh peeping out from under the clothing, with enough black clothing and shadows to add a lot of interest………………The picture works really well and I really do love it! As for the title, I felt that she was thinking about something with her head held down and her hands on her hips and that she had reached a decision regarding it, and this was what lead to the title – “Decision made” – as to whether the decision was to her choice of clothing at that moment in time, or a deeper and more profound problem, that’s for you to decide…………….

And I think this picture is even more special considering I was injured whilst I drew it!!! I’d burnt my finger just before I was starting to draw and the best thing I was taught for a small burn is bicarbonate of soda held against the damaged skin. This isn’t easy when its a finger on your drawing hand and your model has turned up ready for a drawing session! She watched incredulously as I covered half a tissue in the bicarb of soda, wrapped it around my poorly digit and bandaged it up with plasters to keep the whole thing in place. I let her get away with the hysterical laughing at my plight, since it wasn’t a bad burn.

My fingers fine now, so the treatment worked! As did the picture. And as is Fitzy’s painting. Yay, a hat trick! Yes, I know……………………. a pun!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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 itÒ€ℒs 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 itÒ€ℒs 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 (8)

  1. Indigo
    Apr 16, 2009

    That is a gorgeous picture Jackie. I so love it..!! Your model has a lovely body, defined muscle tone, lovely slender arms too. The hat does add an air of mistery to the pose… Now what would she be thinking of I wonder?! Hmmm..!!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 16, 2009

    Indigo – Thankyou, I love it too! Yes, she has a lovely body, and the hat definitely adds an air of mystery to her, as for what she’s thinking……I’m sure you can imagine its something wicked! LOL

  3. Indigo
    Apr 16, 2009

    ” Oh yeah ” it’d be something Wicked alright…!! My mind’s in over drive πŸ˜‰

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 17, 2009

    Indigo – Good! πŸ™‚

  5. Fitzy
    Apr 17, 2009

    That certainly is another gorgeous drawing, especially when you consider you were incapacitated at the time! I hope your finger is now feeling better and the bicarb helped.

    Pleased to hear you are happy with the second version of my painting, so fingers crossed, or perhaps not!

  6. nitebyrd
    Apr 18, 2009

    What a beautiful strong, sexy woman! I love the drawing Jackie. I’m glad your finger is better! πŸ™‚

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 19, 2009

    Fitzy – Thankyou,my finger is a lot better now, just a little sore at the time.

    Yes, I’m getting on well with your second working painting, and hope to show it to you soon!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 19, 2009

    Nitebyrd – Thankyou, I like the idea of her being strong. I think its the hands on the hips pose that makes it that!! πŸ™‚

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