I can’t decide which excites me most

I can’t decide which excites me most

Garden with intrigue1I don’t know which I find most exciting.

Finishing a painting, or starting one.

There is that flush of excitement when I know I’ve finished a painting and can stand back and look admiringly at what I’ve done, knowing how many long hours have gone into the painting, and knowing that I’ve got a good likeness and that the  atmospheric image is depicting whatever message it  is supposed to either overtly or more subtly.

But there is also a thrill when I am asked to paint a picture for a client, they give me the brief, and I imagine the best way to paint it for them. I may not have seen the main focal point beforehand (a person, place, pet, or favoured item) but I can imagine it. I can start the creative juices flowing, building up the momentum, and inspiring me to draw and paint before I even see any photos or the subject matter itself face to face and can then start fine tuning the details and turning it into a work of art. 

This week I received more information about something that a client I spoke to many weeks ago wants me to paint for him in the next few months hopefully. But I can’t do it yet, because he has to wait for one intregal part to be finished by another expert before then. When that’s done, we can go ahead with it. And it sounds really exciting because it involves his wife in a somewhat intriguing pose within it.

But before then, I have another picture to do. Of a garden, but that is not the prime image, oh no, there is far more to it than that 🙂

And its going to a client in a country that I’ve not sold to before.Garden with intrigue2 (2)…..

 My next step in world domination! 🙂

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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