Does anyone else do this, or is it just me?

After doing a bit of shopping yesterday I returned home, pleased with my clothing purchases.  I’d found three tops in the sales that I liked – two of which are more “arty” in that they are highly patterned and brightly coloured.  I particularly liked one of them as it has various shades of pinks and blues in it,  and plan to wear it for my talk at Burton Library in a few weeks time.

But the third top was a bright turquoise, a plain turquoise, and a colour I adore.

I hung it in the wardrobe without thinking, and turned away….

Then turned back.

No, that’s not right.

I’ve gotta move it.

It couldn’t hang there, where it was.

I moved it along to another setting, and studied its new place.

Then quickly moved other tops on hangers around too.

That’s better!

Much better.

They’re all in the right place now.

You see I’d put the turquoise one next to a red one, which was next to a pale green one, which was next to an orange one, which was next to a blue one.

And that wasn’t right.

But by the time I’d finished…….. they were in this order

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet………..

With the turquoise one between the greens and blues, where it belonged!

Is it just me, as an artist, who has to put colours in rainbow order for me to feel more at ease with them? 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 (4)

  1. Anonymous
    Feb 11, 2011


  2. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 11, 2011

    Anonymous – Hello

  3. BlazngScarlet
    Feb 12, 2011

    Um …. I too MUST have my clothing arranged by the 'colors of the spectrum'.
    I'm sooooooooooo glad i'm not alone! lol

    For so many years, my family and my husband(s)always called me a freak for it! lol

  4. Jackie Adshead
    Feb 12, 2011

    Blazng Scarlet – I'm really glad to hear it's not just me! LOL

    I don't think it's freaky, just natural to know where the colours are in the wardrobe if you want to match an outfit or you feel like you're in a mellow blue mood or a passionate RED mood!

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