As obscure as it is obvious

As obscure as it is obvious

I’ve done some tricky pictures in the past, but I think this one may be the trickiest so far…..

The client wants me to paint a picture for him of three women who are very deeply special to him in his life.   They are not fantasy women, they are all real people who he has known, and still knows. All of the women are special in different ways.

The picture will have an erotic element to it.

But, and this is the crux of it, this is not a picture with a woman in it. Its not a traditional portrait of faces or of figures.

The women are to be represented as something that is a facet of their personalities.

The picture is not to be obvious to others, including the women if they should see it.

A picture that is as obscure as it is obvious.

Painted, as a real landscape.  Which might be a fantasy landscape with mythological creatures in it along the lines of “Lord of the Rings”, but misty or hazy in the distance, with muted colours, and probably in late summer or early autumn, at sunrise or sunset.

Oh, and just to make it a little bit more difficult for the artist, the client can’t picture this picture himself.

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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