Well, who else was he going to ask?

In a way, its not a surprise at all – I should expect it really. Because if someone else is interested in art, has a bit of the creative spirit in them, and they have enough of an interest to try to have a go at it themselves, and want to improve on it, they’re going to want some positive constructive feedback. From someone they like, respect and admire, who is friendly and approachable. Like any pupil of art, you want to learn and listen to the words of someone wiser than you on the subject. That’s what teachers are for.
So, if its erotic art, what do you do? You ask someone who is knowledgeable in erotic art.

That would be………………….ME !!!     🙂

The new pupil in question has bought some prints of my “fantasy fannies” recently, and told me at the time how much he liked them and the subject matter, and that seeing them had encouraged him to draw some of his own. He asked beforehand if I’d be interested in seeing his artwork, and I agreed I would. He sent them to me for me to give my opinion on his sketches of the pussies (no, I DON’T mean the four-legged meowing variety!) asking for any criticism and my advice for any improvements he could make. I’ll take a good  look at his budding artwork and give my considered opinion and hope that he can begin to make the improvements he seeks.

And I’ll think about the possibility of teaching art …………………in particular….. sensual  art. And wonder how much of a market there is for it. I know there’s a good market for painting flowers, wildlife, landscapes, still-life and portraits. But, how many people would be interested in workshops about sensual art? I don’t mean pornography, I mean something tasteful. And that’s where part of the problem is. Where does pornography end and erotic start? We all have our own interpretation of what erotic is, and what pornography is – and it isn’t the same for us all. I’ve been to many life drawing classes, and in a way they’re a little staid. The naked body is just a vessel, like a still-life jug or vase. And is certainly not a sexual or even an erotic thing. But I think its much more interesting when its a sensual creation – something that invokes eroticism! I just wonder how much other people think that too?

I was looking forward to having a discussion regarding that and other connected matters with the fragrant Lucy Felthouse last night, my friend the erotic writer, but  because of all the snow and ice we had to cancel it and will re-arrange another get-together for when the roads are more accessible. I was looking forward to seeing her again and having a good chat about all things erotic and creative. As far as business meetings go, its as good as any I know of !!!!

 And they call this work………………………… 🙂

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 (21)

  1. Lucy Felthouse
    Jan 6, 2010

    Please tell me you mean fragrant in a good way! 🙂

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 6, 2010

    Lucy – Of course I did! As in the early morning scent of pink roses, of the sunkissed sea shore, the midnight scent of summer jasmine, the scent of newly mown grass and tiny kittens………..

  3. BlazngScarlet
    Jan 7, 2010

    I would be interested in erotic art classes if:
    A. I could actually draw
    B. I lived way closer


    Seriously, I am an avid fan of erotic art, and have several pieces ranging from sculpture to jewelry pieces.

  4. BlazngScarlet
    Jan 7, 2010

    oops! I hit publish too soon.
    Sheesh …. sorry.

    What I wanted to say was, I love erotic art, in various forms, and am always trying my hand at it, so to speak.
    I find I'm much better at writing it.

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 7, 2010

    Blazng Scarlet – That's great to hear that you like erotic art so much and its a pity you don't live closer for the erotic art classes!

    Sculpture and jewellery, art and the written word are all fabulous ways of celebrating your love of erotica. If you can write about it too, then you have a marvellous way of expressing your erotic persona for others to enjoy also.

  6. Anonymous
    Jan 7, 2010

    I love Erotic art.. I write about Erotica and so I've been told… I'm very good at it..

  7. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 7, 2010

    Anonymous – yes, me too! 🙂

  8. Anonymous
    Jan 7, 2010

    Feels good to know you're actually good at something doesn't it?

  9. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 7, 2010

    Anonymous – YEH, it DOES !!!!!!!

  10. Anonymous
    Jan 7, 2010

    Yeah it DOES !!!!!! I love it when my friends tell me how fantastic I am.. it fills me with total EUPHORIA…

  11. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 8, 2010

    Anonymous – When my friends tell me how much they like my art, it fills me with a satisfied contentment bordering on euphoria, and I feel that all the hard work has paid off!

  12. Anonymous
    Jan 8, 2010

    Exactly !

  13. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 8, 2010

    Anonymous – Glad you think so!

  14. Anonymous
    Jan 8, 2010

    I think you will find we have much in commom

  15. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 8, 2010

    Anonymous – is that so?

  16. Anonymous
    Jan 8, 2010

    Very much so

  17. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 8, 2010

    Anonymous – I'll take your word for it….

  18. Anonymous
    Jan 8, 2010

    Don't ever lose the ability to create what you were put on this earth to do, for whatever reason or whoever gets in the way, whoever does or doesn't love you.. some things are either meant to be or not meant to be. No body is perfect. We all crave exceptance. We all want to be loved. Adios

  19. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 8, 2010

    Anonymous – Those are wise words, and I'll try to live my life by them….

  20. Anonymous
    Jan 8, 2010

    Works for me …

  21. Jackie Adshead
    Jan 8, 2010

    Anonymous – Good!

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