Coming Redly or not

Coming Redly or not

Blue, brown and white.

They’re not very exciting are they? Even if you say them slowly, not even if you call them by their proper arty names of Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna and Titanium White. It’s still not overly exciting. And yet, I’ve got a feeling they might end up being more inspiring exciting than I currently consider. They are the colour of choice for the workshop tomorrow that is ambiguously entitled “Figures in acrylics”. Which as far as I am concerned is somewhat vaguely unhelpful. Are these figures to be clothed, or nude? (yeh, I know I’ve been around too many naked people to jump to THAT conclusion! But, hey, I’m an artist and well all do life drawing don’t we?!). Are these *figures* to be singular or plural, to be seated quietly in a chair, or perhaps doing something that might be vaguely of interest, like a crossword, playing cards, or reading? Mmmm……. decisions, decisions, which has lead on to me struggling to find suitable source material that I am happy with, that inspires me, that is something that will be perfectly right for the workshop (bearing in mind I don’t have a clue what the tutor normally paints). But, all in all, I think I may have problems with the blue-brown-white palette, especially when I look at the picture I want to base my picture on which does have a strong base colour, but its none of those. Now, I know you can MIX colours to make other colours, natch, but you cannae mix this colour for one, very good, reason. You cannae change the laws of physics. And that would be because its a primary colour, and they are pure and clean and exist totally in that state and cannot be MADE. So, I may have a bit of a problem with that one. But, I’m sure I’ll be able to work around it, after all that’s what attending these workshops is all about – to learn, to practice, to find new ways of doing things, to boldly go where no one has gone before (why do I keep reverting back to Star Trek I’m now wondering?). Anyway, that’s the plan for tomorrow, space, the final frontier our ongoing mission to seek out new art worlds and civilizations. And to find RED where no red exists – and to keep off the Star Trek theme tune when I’m painting two figures (not one, Captain, two) who are dancing, dancing the tango, which I find very erotic and sexy. Hence the red. Buthey, we’ll go with it, and see what we come up with, and if I get stuck I’ll make em Klingons. That’ll 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 (2)

  1. Hardin Reddy
    Apr 20, 2012

    Maybe dancing in the nighttime shadows with strong light-dark contrasts?

  2. Apr 25, 2012

    Hardin – that’s a great idea, and sort of what I did – I’ll explain more in my next blog post.

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