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Happy Birthday Blog – three years today!

Wow, three years blogging! I remember the first blog post I did and wondering what to say, never thinking that I’d still be doing it three years later! I had the chance at the time to do a newsletter and chose to write a blog instead. I may start a newsletter at some point, though. Its’ all communication, isn’t it?

I’ve made some special friends along the way and some of my friends in *real life* comment about things I’ve written about here, so even though I’m getting less comments than in the past, I perversely have more readers. Obviously they’re very shy ones though,who don’t think their comments are worth putting on my blog ………..

As for the goddesses painting, its Albert Dunn, I mean, all but done. Except for Kali whose causing me trouble – but then I suppose she would do, since she’s the goddess of change and confusion, She’s been trouble all the way through, but this time the trouble is that she has had too much work done on her and looks too sharp against the others. She needs softening about the edges (can you do that with Goddesses? Do they like it if you fiddle with them? Mmm………….). The others are softer and are flowing all together but Kali is just sitting there, alone, apart, quite sharp, too focused and too ……well ….powerful….. I think. Even though she IS a powerful Goddess. MMm……. I’ll leave her over the weekend and look afresh at her on Monday to see what I can do to lessen her – not her power, just her fierce facial expression. The rest of the goddesses I am really really happy with and I think you’ll love them when you see them too. I’ve certainly grown to love them, especially Diana, she’s my favourite. I could look at her soft beauty all day long………….

And it looks lile my next commission is going to be a bit different to this current oil painting – a watercolour of a church for a special  70th  birthday present. Its a surprise, and hopefully it’ll be a happy one. I understand that this particular church is very special to the lady in question – but then this is what I paint – special pictures for people – the 70 year old is obviously a religious lady – as its a Church of England church. But then, the Goddesses painting is for a male witch whose religion is Pagan. They both have their strong spiritual beliefs – I’m just delighted to paint something very special for them both regarding that! Its what I do!!!

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 (6)

  1. Spiky Zora Jones
    Mar 11, 2010

    hi my friend.

    wow…yes, three years blogging…how time flies when you're having fun huh/

    congratulations honey. let's toast to many more years blogging okay.

    later sweetie. xxx

  2. Jackie Adshead
    Mar 11, 2010

    Spiky – Thankyou, and yes it DOES!!!

    Yes, here's to many more years blogging for the both of us!

  3. nitebyrd
    Mar 11, 2010

    Happy Blogiversary, Jackie!

    I'm looking forward to seeing the new painting.

  4. Curvaceous Dee
    Mar 12, 2010

    Congratulations on three years! That's fantastic news 🙂

    xx Dee

  5. Jackie Adshead
    Mar 12, 2010

    Nitebyrd – Thankyou, and I'm looking forward to showing it to you!

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Mar 12, 2010

    Curvaceous Dee – Aw, thankyou!

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