I can’t show you, its a secret

I can’t show you, its a secret

Well I’ve been busy creating art all week, but I can’t show you a brush stroke of it. I am currently working on secrets, and they will have to remain secrets for the moment. At some point they will all become non secrets, but until then they will have to remain under wraps.

The wedding painting working drawings have been a great success and agreed by the clients, so now I can draw them out as a proper full sized working drawing to be agreed before it gets transferred to the canvas. I always say that nine tenths of a painting is the thinking aspect, and these drawings are a large part of the thinking, partly to show the client what I am thinking of, and partly so that I know how the picture will look and will know the tones, and the basic colour scheme of the painting. The finished painting will be far more subtle though, and there is no point in me putting in a lot of time into the working drawings since they are only the guidelines, not the finished piece. But, with them, the finished painting will look far more successful.

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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