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Updates, downdates, and pre-dates

I’ve got a lull in my artistic life this week. No fabulous artworks to paint, so that means the usual reponse to that. Do some admin. If in doubt, website updates is the usual answer.

I’ve not looked intently at my website for a few months, since I know that when I do any updates that all is right, and correct, its just that sometimes things change, or need to be removed, or just re-written somehow the next time. Or added as new information. And that’s what I’m looking at at the moment. So, what to take out? What’s new and ready to go in? There are a few new paintings to go in, and a dilema to consider.

 

Mmmm… nah, the dilema isn’t ready to go on, it’ll have to stay as “mystery” for the moment. And that’s only because the painting, although finished, hasn’t been varnished, so the painting doesn’t look right, and I’m not showing it to you until it does.

And then, after that, I have the usual consideration regarding Christmas cards. Which of my images is the best one to depict my Christmas message this year. Something that preferably has a slight erotic edge to it, but is also acceptable to everyone I send a card to. And one, in particular this year, seems to be the right one! Oh yes!

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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