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Pent up energies being loosed on the world

Pent up energies being loosed on the world

Its been a difficult weekend, mostly due to feeling a sense of ineffectualness to help someone who is going through a tough time. There is nothing I can do except offer moral support to ease the burden. But that brings with it a pent up energy that I don’t know what to do with, and painting won’t help. So I went for a walk, on my own, over the hills and far away, heading off knowing that it would be a while before I returned. I didn’t need to get in the car, what I wanted was close enough for me to find on foot.

The walk was purposely taken where I knew people wouldn’t be. I wasn’t in the mood for company. Although I did chance upon a few other lone walkers mostly accomapnied by dogs. Perhaps they wondered why I hadn’t got one with me, but all smiled and said cheery hellos Treesas I passed them.

I walked through ancient wooded areas that always bring peace to me, and across open pastures to the site of a new lake. Its not often that you see the birth of a lake, and admittedly I didn’t see the land before it was a lake, its certainly one in its infancy and has a charm of its own because of that. It suited me that the weather was bleak and overcast with the threat of rain in the air, rain that started to fall as I headed home.  

 Two and a quarter hours later I got back, feeling weary but also a lot happier in myself. The problem is still there, it isn’t in my power to change it, but at least I can offer more positive moral support now as the physical exercise has helped me clear my head, and put me in a far more positive frame of mind!

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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