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Sunny with bright vivid red spots

Sunny with bright vivid red spots

PoppiesGlorious sunshine, and the whole world looks better!

At the weekend I was able to sit with good friends and enjoy a chilled glass or two, or three, oh, lets have the whole bottle, and spent virtually the whole time outdoors, which is perfect as far as I’m concerned. My fella doesn’t understand my enjoyment of what he refers to as being in “green” – his summing up of the countryside, and finds it unexciting to walk in unless there are buildings or water involved. Since I’ve spent most of my life walking in the “green” I totally disagree of course! I nipped out quickly to take some photos of poppies in a field and ended up taking  almost 70 pictures I was so bowled over with the glorious sight of sunshine on poppies in an English field. It was so quiet I was able to hear the seed heads popping as I stood looking out at the stunning red, golds and greens. I can feel inspiration for a painting coming on! I’m just wondering which medium to do it in, it may be pastels for the bright zinging reds against the greens, or it might be acrylics for the wow factor, mmmm…. I’ll have a think about it.

That evening when I was chatting with some good friends of mine they told me that they had asked their neighbour to pop in and feed the dogs whilst they were out for the day. When they returned home the woman of the house went to thank the neighbour for the favour, but the neighbour looked really distraught, and said she wasn’t at all happy with the painting on the wall, and would they remove it next time she goes around.  Since they are going away later in the summer and are going to ask the neighbour to water the plants, this might be a problem. But have decided they’re not going to.  Its their picture. And they’re proud of it. Its their house, and that wall is where they want it. The fact its in the lounge is their choice. The fact it is of the two of them, and they’re naked is the Roger and Kathy (2)problem, as far as their neighbour is concerned. Would you remove a painting you loved, if a neighbour wasn’t happy about it? My thoughts are that if there was something I didn’t like on someones wall, I wouldn’t look at it.  The picture in question, is this one here, that I painted of them, for them, and put a lot of hard work and effort into getting it right for them. And I know how much they love it. Pictures should be enjoyed, but art is so difficult, since some love it, and some hate it. 

I’ve seen art I’ve hated, but usually its involved flat tones and poor technical ability. But its never been erotic! 🙂

 

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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