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! 🙂
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! 🙂 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?