Horses for courses

Horses for courses

Horse whisperingAfter the exhibition of last weekend the few days afterwards have been quiet, which is always the way. But, that has given me time to look for the next commission… and there are two in the offing. One, if I understood properly from someones comment last week – whilst he was actually in an involved conversation with two other guys, was that he was interested in the fact I was an artist because he and his wife do re-enactments and wanted me to put them dressed in their outfits  in a different setting. Now, I don’t know if the reenactments were for the English Civil War, the American Civil War, World War One, or World War Two, or even Starwars or Dungeons and Dragons, but whatever it is, I can do it for them. I should be seeing the guy again this week and will try to find out what he was actually talking about, intriguing as it sounds….

And the other is the name of someone who lives in another country, who was given to me by someone I know as a person who is interested in a painting being done of a horse. I don’t know much more than that, but I have followed up the lead and had a response so hopefully I’ll know more soon regarding that one.

I’m teaching an artworkshop later on in June which I need to prepare for soon so that the pupils know what materials they will need for it. Its to be in acrylics and under the title of “Farmyard animals” which leaves a good wide subject matter.  These horsElliot (2)e pictures I’ve done  in watercolours are a good example of animal portraits, and I’m so looking forward to doing some more.



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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