Friends and posing

I’ve been more aware this week than any other of the good friends I’ve made through being an Erotic Artist. In a strange way, they’re all connected this week. Is the Universe pulling them all together for me for some reason? Well…. maybe MY universe is. I think that maybe the case anyway. Its making me look at each friend in turn and see the value I place in each one for their importance in my life. Huge value, each and every one, in their support of what I do, and how I do it. Its a validation that I’m on the right path to have such good friends helping me. And somehow I think its partly because I do the erotic art that I have these friends. If I painted flowers they wouldn’t have made the connection with me. I know that for sure! 🙂

And, after a couple of days searching, I think I’ve found the image I’ve been looking for. I’ve been wanting to do an erotic couple in the “living flame” style of painting, and have been searching around for suitable poses. I didn’t expect it to be difficult, but it turned out to be. Because I knew I wanted the couple to be upright for the painting, and that in itself can make the painting too symmetrical and boring. But, I think I’ve got it now….. a pose with some interest in it, sensual, erotic, and sexy….. yep, that’ll do it everytime!!! LOL

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 (8)

  1. Indigo
    Sep 10, 2009

    Yes you have your universe pulling your way, I can feel it in my bones Lol.. It's very important to have these special friends in the world of art, or in any world come to that. I assume you have a very important friendship with your hard working model? I've seen some of the poses you put her though… damn hard work. So will your model be taking part in the 'Living Flame' painting? I have to say I look forward to seeing the finished piece..very exciting!!

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Sep 11, 2009

    Indigo – Yes it is important to have special friends. And yes I do have a very important friendship with my usual model and muse. I'm not sure if she will be posing for the "living flame" painting yet,but probably not this time. But yes, the finished piece should be good if it all goes to plan! LOL

  3. nitebyrd
    Sep 11, 2009

    I'll be waiting, not too patiently, to see what you'll create with the dual living flame.

    Your friends must be truly friends to inspire such gorgeous art.

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Sep 12, 2009

    Nitebyrd – Ok, I'll paint it as fast as I can! LOL

    Thankyou, and yes, I think they are!!!

  5. Fitzy
    Sep 13, 2009

    You make a good point that given the work you do, I think you have to be able to make a connection at least to some degree with your models, as if not, you will never get the best out of them and that will only harm your work.

    And when it comes to dealing with someone coming to you for a commission, then a connection is even more important as without any modelling experience they would find it even harder to be comfortable to sit for you much less feel able to undress.

    I was certainly so grateful for the fact that you were able to put me at my ease, to the point that by the end of the day sitting for you seemed the most natural thing in the world to do.

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Sep 14, 2009

    Fitzy – its very important to me to get the best out of my models via a good connection. And that in turn helps me to make it easier for someone who comes to sit for a commission to feel relaxed and comfortable too, as you found out.

  7. Fitzy
    Sep 17, 2009

    I certainly did find that and you made it so much easier than I thought it would be.

    So much so that I hope to do it again!

  8. Jackie Adshead
    Sep 17, 2009

    Fitzy – That's good to hear, on both counts! 🙂

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