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Stuarts first bum notes

Stuart arrived yesterday full of the joys of Spring and ready to start our first drawing sesssion for this latest project with me. Accompanying him was his usual voluminous bag containing amongst other things, the first of the two props needed for the drawings. But first, time for a cup of tea and general discusssion regarding the placing of the items. It wasn’t difficult really – the first one was a hat and there aren’t many places to put those…………………LOL

So, the pose decided, the prop decided, the music chosen (Beethovens symphonies 3 and 9 – the latter because I absolutely adore “Ode to joy” and he’d stated he liked “any Beethoven”), so now it’s time to draw. He easily took his clothes off as I set up my easel and sharpened my pencils, and again commented that he’d never been naked infront of any woman ever but his wife of 50 years, so I know it was a big thing for him to do, but since it’s quite normal for me to see naked bodies I just treated him the same with his clothes off, as I did when they were on which I know made him feel totally at ease.

So, into the pose, wearing the trilby hat he’d brought with him – wearing nothing BUT the hat – standing with his back to me. The title of the pose being “Does my bum look big in this?” which greatly amuses me every time I read it. But then, that was the whole point of what he was aiming at – humour, a bit of naughtiness, and certainly some shock factor. We chatted as I drew and listened to the beautiful music. I usually prefer drawing to raunchy rock but I managed ok with the gentle drawing I was doing, it all fitted together well, somehow.

After a brief break we were ready to do the next drawing, and after some deliberation he decided to do it sitting down, as Stuart wasn’t happy standing for another length of time, after standing for the first pose. I’m a quick drawer but he’d still struggled with it a bit so it made sense to make this pose more comfortable for him as I knew it would take a bit longer as it was slightly more complex and there was no point in  making him uncomfortable during it. He’d decided to pose with a musical triangle – partly because he’d played one whilst at school during music lessons, but also because of the joke that was the slogan for this particular drawing – the title being “Stuart – hiding his modesty behind his favourite musical instrument” – and he’d specifically asked that his genitals were framed in the triangle that he was holding. Ok, then, no problem. It meant he had to hold the triangle in a certain position, and I had to sit in a certain position infront of him to get the illusion right, but we did that, and it worked beautifully. To the point that he gasped when he saw the finished drawing, and commented on the frame the triangle made – which made me laugh and retort “But that’s what you asked for, and what I’ve done!” “I know” he said “But I didn’t think it would look like THAT!” – but after staring at the picture for a few minutes he stated he was delighted with it, as he also was with the first drawing, so we’re well on the way to completing the set for the cards he wants me to make for him.

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. nitebyrd
    Apr 7, 2010

    Those are so wonderful! Stuart seems like an truly funny and sweet man.

  2. Joanna Cake
    Apr 7, 2010

    Ruf and I agreed that the second picture was very silly… but hugely memorable! Fabulous 🙂

  3. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 8, 2010

    Nitebyrd – Aw, I'm delighted you think so, and yes he IS !

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 8, 2010

    Joanna – Well in that case it's achieved its objective on all counts!!! 🙂

  5. Curvaceous Dee
    Apr 9, 2010

    Those are both great, and I love the humour of the second one. Well-hidden jewels indeed!

    xx Dee

  6. Jackie Adshead
    Apr 9, 2010

    Curvaceous Dee – Thankyou, I'm delighted you like them, and are amused with the humour we were aiming for!

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