Stepping in the right direction

Now I’ve got the internet back I thought I’d be doing dedicated blogging on an almost daily basis – but instead I find I’ve gone a number of days without turning my hand and head to blogging. But that is mostly the fault of that addictive of communicational things – Facebook. I’m hooked! I love it! It’s great to catch up with friends again, and see what they’re up to, and lovely to hear from them too! I’m back in the world, and I love it!

And I’ve started a drawing, too. Not an erotic one, a townscape. I can’t say I’m hugely excited by it, but the discipline of straight lines, vertical lines, vanishing points, compositions and tonal values through texture and cross-hatching in pen on cartridge paper is absorbing, and will get me back into the mind-set of producing technical art before I start on the fun stuff again – the EROTIC stuff! Far more interesting!!!
As well as that I’ve been working on an updated artist statement – which is basically an article saying who I am, what my art is about, how I produce it and what my motives and inspirations are. Keeping it succinct and interesting is the main thing, so I know it’ll take a bit of fine tuning before I’m happy with it.

I’ve also had the usual batch of interesting conversations this week, with interesting people. Some fleeting aquaintances met in a bar, some more solid in my life. The fleeting aquaintances tend to say things that amuse me. But perhaps that’s because they find me amusing too – for instance the man who playfully slapped my bum as he told me “You’re a VERY naughty girl, aren’t you Jackie!” to which I just grinned and didn’t bother to argue with him. If that is how an Erotic Artist is perceived, then so be it.  Having said that, his girlfriend painted pictures of sheep, so perhaps it was a step too far for him!!!

I’ve also had an indepth conversation with my usual male model who has decided he is mentally and physically ready to pose for me along with one or two female models. This is, I know, a big step for him, and I deeply appreciate that he is happy and trusting of my artistic decisions and professional manner. Now, that is going to be interesting to set up. It’s finding the right female models to pose with him, that’s going to be a little tricky. But, not impossible! And just think of the artwork!!! Mmm….. very tasty!

And I think all of this has reminded me of a  very useful lesson to learn in life –

“Don’t worry, it’s only kinky the first time…………  

Yep, that’s a useful one to learn!!! I’ll tell him, when I see him next…. 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.

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