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What colour speaks to you of me

What colour speaks to you of me

Some years ago I did a blog post about what colour I “feel” and the same stands today of the colour I feel inside of me – its gold. I may have hints of other colours mingling into my base colour depending on my mood but its always the same colour I feel I am.

But what colour to choose to explain to others what I am…………………. when its describing myself as an “Erotic Artist” to them. And a female erotic artist at that.

Its taken me about three weeks to come to that conclusion. Why is it so important? You probably think, and I bet you think I’m daft putting so much importance to finding that colour, although its not taken every thinking minute of every day to come to the conclusion, just a sort of back thought that’s there whilst I go along through my days, wondering what it was.

The easiest way was to do it backwards.

And take out the colours it wasn’t…..

It wasn’t white, lemon yellow, mint green, emerald green, sage green, bottle green, infact any green at all, at all, nor most blues, not baby blue, sky blue, navy blue, Prussian blue (although that was the closest blue), or turquoise (my fav colour), or orange, or brown, or grey, never ever ever grey ever, nor black, or baby pink. Or lime green.

Nah, none of those.

Okkkkkay…………… whatsletfthen?

Well. All the reds, obviously, most of the pinks, terracotta but not peach, add peach to the “not” list, purples, teal, yep lurrve teal, have I forgotten anything? Oh yes, gold, deep yellows but not ochres, although at a push ochres would be ok, not neutrals of mushroom, beige, stone, sand, cream. At them to the “not” list as well.

It’s narrowing down. Ok, to sum up…….

Reds, Pinks, Purples, Gold.

Ohhh, lovely colours, all of them.

And Gold’s there, yes, that base colour of me. But, I think not this time, no, it’s heading towards the red/blue side of the colour-wheel. And whilst I love red, it can be thought of as too strong and vibrant a colour, the colour of war, and anger, so we’ll veer away from that one on this journey of self aware colouring. Ok, pinks and purples then. Ooohh………….like that one. But not delicate pinks, something with a bit of life about it, we’ll go for the stronger shade of cerise or fuchsia. Yep, sorted.

Except, it wasn’t.

Although I felt to start with that pink was going to be the answer, I felt that the message it was passing on was a little too girly, too loosely feminine in a carefree sort of way, which wasn’t really passing on the “business woman” aspect of myself.

Ok, what about the purples then?

MMm, Emperor Purple is too strong, lavender and lilac although gorgeous colours too weak for this instance. A mid purple, but not a cold one…….

Ah, got it.

 

 

 

And that is how I now feel a total empathy with a colour that reminds me of Greek holidays.

Yep, its Aubergine.

That’s me.

Bet you weren’t expecting that one, were you? 🙂

 

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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    • Oct 16, 2012

      Evelyn – as far as I’m concerned its so that my readers have an insight into my life as an artist, and can read about the new artworks I’m currently working on.

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