Pulling together

Pulling together

Artists work spaceThe finishing touches for the wedding secret oil painting are coming together. I’ve not finished the painting yet, but am getting close to it. Having said that, I can easily spend half a day just putting a dab of colour here and there, just to give a painting a bit more zing and drama and think I might be doing that on this one. I can’t talk about the actual subject of it, since its secret, but surfice to say that there are a number of things with the picture that have to have a certain light source on them, that wasn’t on them when the photos were taken, and that is part of the “pulling together” aspect that I am referring to.  But, its looking good. Its got to the stage where I can’t keep my eyes off it. And that’s always a really good sign.  If I make a mug of tea, I’ll stand infront of it, looing at it, seeing the subject matter and wondering if I can improve on it, and am looking at the painting, pleased with what I see. I know my paintings go to live with other people, but whilst they are mine, and I’m the only one who can see them, they belong to me!

But they don’t go anywhere until I am fully sure that there is nothing else I can do to improve any aspect of it.

I shall sleep on it tonight. And look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow…..

And the day that I can’t criticise it to myself, is the day its finished.

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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