Behold – a Tarse!

I’ve been working diligently on the working painting for Fitzy’s “Fantasy willie” painting, and last week I sent him the image for his feedback which I want to be favourable before I start the painting proper on canvas, as he has requested. But after I sent it I felt I wasn’t totally happy with it. You see, a willie looks like, well, a willie! And its difficult to hide the shape of it. And the whole point of the “Fantasy fannies” was that the image was hidden. Of course, a fanny is an abstract shape to start with, that helps, but a willie isn’t. Infact, its quite………………..well….. specific! πŸ™‚

And that was my problem, and the challenge was to make it look not like a willie, but the shape still there, within the painting……. So, I did the first painting, which is a working painting anyway, and sent it to Fitzy for his feedback. But whilst he was thinking about it, and before he had chance to respond fully with his thoughts regarding it, I decided that I could do better. So, I had another go, and am FAR happier with the result. The image is far better hidden within the colours of the paint. The shapes are still there, but there are more techniques employed to hide the image.

So, here they both are – the first “In yer face” picture, and the second “far more subtle, there, Jackie” pictures. Either are ok as images, either would work as an abstract painting, but I know which I prefer! The colours are softer in the second painting too, which I think is a nice comparison with the “Fitzy living flame” image that it’s to hang with, but it could be argued that the colours are more masculine in the first painting. They are still the same palette of colours, and the same that I used for the “Fitzy living flame” image, so they would all hang nicely together, and not clash.

And as for the name – I’ve found a lovely old English word – “Tarse” – which means “Male genitals” – which is exactly what they are! LOL But, if it was hanging on the wall and someone asked you what it was and you replied “Its an abstract of a tarse“, they’d go “Oh!” because they wouldn’t have a clue what a tarse is, like the fantasy fannies are called “Queyntes” – another old English word! So, this is my first tarse, but hopefully not my last! πŸ™‚ and if you look up the word tarse you’ll find it also means *falcon* which is a nice meaning too for the word, I think! Oh, and its got a man logo in it, like the Queyntes have a woman logo in them, to remind you what it’t about.
So, what do you think?

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 (12)

  1. Lucy Felthouse
    May 12, 2009

    I’ve never heard the phrase ‘tarse’ before – don’t think it’d sound quite right in one of my stories… great paintings though. And I prefer the second. πŸ™‚

  2. Spiky Zora Jones
    May 13, 2009

    These are all tarse. I know men pose for you, do any send photos to you?

    The colors are beautiful but I guess cocks, um…tarses are as pretty as vaginas. But that’s me.

    ciao sweetie.

  3. Jackie Adshead
    May 13, 2009

    Lucy – Its a really old English word, I’d never heard of it before I found it either! No, I don’t think it would sound quite right in one of your stories, people might think you meant arse!

    Glad you like the paintings, and prefer the second, I do too! πŸ™‚

  4. Jackie Adshead
    May 13, 2009

    Spiky – Yes, men send me photos – why do you ask? Have you got some you want to send me? LOL

    Thankyou, I’m delighted you like the pretty colours….

  5. hornymaleuk
    May 13, 2009

    I never thought I would enjoy looking at another man’s willy, but you have achieved the impossible!

    I much prefer the second image. Cropping out the “head” gives a sense of greater length, which I am quite sure pleases Fitzy. However, it does bring us back to the debate about erections!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    May 13, 2009

    Hornymaleuk – Well that’s good then if you now like looking at other mens willies!! LOL

    Seriously though, I’m pleased that you prefer the second image for the reasons you state, and yes I know the debate is still ongoing regarding erections! πŸ™‚

  7. Indigo
    May 13, 2009

    Now this is a tricky one for me, as I prefer pussie’s to tarse’s. Colour wise if I had to choose, I’d say the first depicts the shape more so than the second one. And clever that you’ve hidden a little man in the painting..

  8. Jackie Adshead
    May 13, 2009

    Indigo – Ok, thanks for telling me your preference, and I felt that the tarses should have a man hidden within them, like the queyntes have a woman.

  9. nitebyrd
    May 19, 2009

    I prefer the colors in the first but the second is more “abstract” in presentation. Both are really beautiful.

  10. Jackie Adshead
    May 19, 2009

    Nitebyrd – Thankyou!

  11. Sheana
    May 21, 2009

    I really enjoy both each for very different reasons. The colours in the first one is amazing. The second one leaves more to the imagination. I find that to be one of the attractions to your work. I am sure that you will continue to out do ourself with each new peice.

  12. Jackie Adshead
    May 22, 2009

    Sheana – That’s really good that you find different things in my artwork, and I hope I do continue to out do myself with each new piece, that would be wonderful! πŸ™‚

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