Abstracting the abstract

With Erotica coming up in a few weeks time, I wanted to do a painting to exhibit there, depiciting a tarse and a queyte in a sort of “abstract of an abstract” using only a very limited palette which would make a more decorative generic image rather than a specific one. So after I’d found the image of a fanny and a cock that I was happy with (and that’s actually more difficult than you would imagine! Its not easy looking for either, I can tell you!!!!! LOL ). Anyway, after I’d eventually found the images I was happy with, I had to put them together in a design that was pleasing to the eye, but by using only the basic of shapes and tones to get the image across to the viewer. And added to that was whether to put the fanny to the left or the right of the cock. To start with, I thought it would  be better if the fanny was on the left of it, but they looked like they weren’t very interested in each other (so to speak!) so the fanny went to the right, but then the image looked a bit more ………..erotic than I had planned, but it has to be this way to make them look like they are a pair – a “his and hers” of a painting. Then, once I’d drawn out the design I liked, I transferred it to a box canvas – its quite a large size – 40 x 20 inches plus the sides of the canva itself as I like it when the image goes around the corners of the canvas, it makes it more 3-D I think. I knew I wanted to do the  acrylic painting in creams and golds, although I had to have a slightly darker gold to make the depth of the image, and I’ve used white (well, actually very very very pale cream to look like white, otherwise the white looks dirty against the warmer creams). And the finished result? Well its here for you to view and I love it for its clean crisp lines, simplicity of shape and delicate colours. And I’d love to do it as a “hers and hers” or “his and his” painting too – and of course any colours can be used for it, to match exisiting decor. So… first “Tarse and Queynte” painting. But one of many, to come, I’m sure (so to speak!!!!).
Last night I was asked by a woman I know as a new aquaintance what my job was. When I told her I’m an Erotic Artist she was genuinely fascinated. And couldn’t wait to look at my website when I started to tell her about the erotic landscape I’m working on at the moment. And I really enjoyed telling her about it……. I think most people are interested when I tell them……………… I just wish I had more buyers. I know I’m good at what I do, I have talent, and skill, people are interested in my art, I just need to sell more. But……. that’s always something that I’m looking into. I’ve contacted the local airport today as they’re asking for artists to exhibit at the terminal. Not with a view to selling, just to promote my art. Sounds very promising too!
And tomorrow should be interesting…. I have a visitor coming to see me. Someone I’ve never met before. A man. Who wants to pose for me. And he tells me he has a prince albert……………Mmm…….. its not often that you mention that in your job description, is it!!!! 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 (2)

  1. Spiky Zora Jones
    Nov 3, 2009

    I'd love to just sit and watch you paint…just to see what you go through to create your art.


  2. Jackie Adshead
    Nov 4, 2009

    Spiky – Mmm….. that's got me thinking – about putting videos of me creating a painting, on my website…

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