It works!

After starting the working painting for Fitzy the other week, and not being entirely happy with it, I re-started the second “working painting” soon after and was able to finish it this week. So, since I was happy with it, I now hoped that he would be! So, I sent him the image and awaited the reply………………….

And…………….. He loves it! YAY! So, now I can get on and paint it properly onto the large canvas he wants it on as the finished piece.

It is slightly different to the original “Living flame” painting in that I’ve added a few more darks to this masculine image. The main reason being that a mans body is more “square” than the rounded shape of a woman, and because there are less curves within a masculine body, I had to take away from the symmetry of the image by changing the balance between light and dark, shown mostly as the blue tones and the light yellow tones here. I love the bright colours within the image though, and the use of the bright red in certain areas adds a zizz to the more muted tones. It was also interesting to see how the hands developed, in the original, I did the hands as two different colours and that idea didn’t work at all. This one does though, with the subtle variation in colour between the lights and darks on the hands. There’s also a lot of other colour happening in and around the body, the subtle changes in colour add a lot of vibrant interest to this image. I love it!!

And I love this style of painting. Its difficult to do, but I love the effect of it. And shall love transferring this image onto canvas. It means re-drawing the whole thing on to a larger surface, and it means starting the whole thing again, but now I have the “working painting” to work from, the thought process has gone into the original, and in theory all I need to think about now is the technicality of getting the image to look good on a large canvas as the finished piece.

But, before I do all of that, I have to do a working painting of the first “Fantasy Willie” that Fitzy wants to accompany this “Living flame” image of him. Because the two are to be hung as a pair, together, so the colours have to be the same, or at least not to clash. So, that will have to be painted before I can start the canvas of this painting, just incase there are any changes I have to make to this one before I start painting them both properly. They are siblings, and have to created as such.

Brothers in paint! 🙂

Actually, no, that’s not quite right, they are both studies of Fitzy, so perhaps they are “aspects” rather than “brothers”…………………………. either way, they are connected to each other.

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. Indigo
    Apr 25, 2009

    Yay!! You did it again Jackie. Perfect in every way. I love the colours that depict the masculinity of this painting. His right cheek looks like a sunset, maybe slightly spanked, but then I would think so as I have a wicked imagination when it comes to arses! Cute ass tho…

  2. Fitzy
    Apr 26, 2009

    I do indeed love my painting, how great is that, my painting! lol

    So I think that all I need to say is a huge thank you!!!

    Thank you Jackie.

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 26, 2009

    Indigo – Thankyou, perfect in every way, eh? 🙂

    Like your idea about the sunset……

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 26, 2009

    Fitzy – Thankyou, and its my pleasure.

  5. nitebyrd
    Apr 28, 2009

    Fitzy is a lucky man to have been painted so amazingly! Jackie, it’s FABULOUS! I can’t wait to see the “fantasy willie” that will go with it.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 28, 2009

    Nitebyrd – Aw, thankyou, I’m working on the Fantasy Willie and will show you as soon as its ready!

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