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The ultimate piece of art uncovered

The ultimate piece of art uncovered

Let me tell you about the ultimate piece of art, it’s something that appeals to all art lovers. It has a pleasing form, and will always be found attractive to the eye. There are a million ways of drawing it, and all make it look even more appealing when drawn by someone who loves the subject (as much as I do!).  And even though the subject comes in many shapes, colours, sizes and vintages, it always looks good, no matter how it is captured on the paper or canvas.

I’ve tried over the years to work out what it is that is so appealing about it, and still am not fully sure.  I think its just hardwired into our brains somehow, that we are just programmed to like looking at it, and find comfort in one way, and excitement in the other which is always an interesting dicotomy.

I don’t think I could ever get tired of drawing it certainly. And I like a challenge in my art. If I had to spend the rest of my life just drawing this one subject, and forget about all others, I would happily do it.

My eye looks at the subject as my pencil just gently follows along the curving outline, and even that simple line depicts the image so easily its recognised the world over, without need for words in any spoken language from Chinese to Russian, English to German, French to Spanish and all the others inbetween, its known.  From modern day going back to the beginnings of humanity.

And the name of this amazing piece of art?

Woman.

At least, a naked woman.

The naked female form is the ultimate piece of art, and it always will be.

Its those soft gradations of tone, the curving lines that I’ve described, the jutting breasts that just make us want to look at her, no matter what size they are or if you like large boobs or small, you’ve still got to look at the nipples. The hourglass figure that flows into the waist and out over the hips, the shapely legs, all made up of gently curving arcs, down to the elegant feet. The nape of the neck down the contours of the back down to the rounded buttocks.

I always say that all women can look beautiful in art, no matter how they think of themselves.  And I’ve painted loads of women in my time. Even though I am without a muse at the moment, I’m sure I will find another in the near future, cos I’m always looking. I like looking at the women I see in the course of my day, from sitting having a drink in a bar or cafe, to doing my weekly food shopping in Tesco, I look at women, and can see the beauty of the venus within. Yeh, even when they’re wearing a pair of jogging bottoms and baggy top with a bawling toddler in tow, or in their sixties with grey hair and crows feet, or in their forties and putting on weight. The beauty is still there, waiting to be drawn. Its what I love drawing best…..  

 

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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