Faff and a friendly voice

Faff and a friendly voice

Its been a faffy week this week, one of those weeks when you know you’ve been really busy but haven’t got done everything you want doing.

I’m still waiting for the ‘wedding picture’ to come back from the framers and then I can tell you all about it. This painting has been ongoing since last September and I’m just in the final week or so before it will be ready to go off to its new home. I’m not normally so coy about a painting its just that it’s a secret from the person who is paying for it regarding the subject matter, which is an unusual state for me to be in. Still, its the diversity of the clients who buy artwork from me that makes my job so interesting, let alone the subject matters themselves.

So, in the meantime I’ve been getting on with the acrylic of the erotic couple this week inbetween taking the car for a service and spending most of Monday not doing something that I should have been working on through a lack on communication on someone else’s part that kept me loitering in a place I didn’t want to be. Still, they put the problem right on Thursday and the car is noticely driving better so its been worth the faff to get it right again. Its difficult to keep the car tracking straight though when the roads are so full of pot holes and soemetimes inavoidable to hit them so I don’t know how long it will last….

But on a more postive noteI feel I’ve made a new friend this week as well, which is always nice. I’ve been in his company twice recently and had the joy of receiving an unexpected email in the week from him saying how much he and his lady enjoyed chatting to me. They both have a jolly love of life that I always enjoy being in the company of, so its nice that they like my company too. I know they have looked at my website and like the artwork on it and similar to many people who like art they are intrigued with how some of it was done. His question was tactfully respectul though when he asked me….

“I did also have a question about the art pics of the intimate parts of a lady. How does the end piece compare to the original pic? Is it obvious if you have them side by side. Please don’t think I am asking for original shots but I was curious.”

To which I smiled and replied that the paintings are exactly the same in the drawing as the close-up photograph. They are anatomically correct, and it is very obvious when you have them side by side BUT the colours are really vivid and as I look at the photo I might see a hint of yellow within the skin tone but will paint a bright yellow in that place in the painting. Another place might have slight texture within the skin but I will exaggerate it to hide the image within the abstract of the painting. For me the whole point of these “Fantasy Fanny” paintings is to hide the image within the colours but know that it is exactly the same as the line drawing I started with from the photo. I don’t know if he is thinking about having one done of his girlfriend or justTo infinity and beyond (2) interested in them, as most men are. I would quite happily paint those abstracts all the time, I love them for the vibrancy of life, and the joke within the artwork in that they are portraits but not of faces!

And thinking about it, I’ve made another connection this week with someone I used to know some years ago who has resurfaced in my life via Facebook. He’s also an artist and is sending me links to some really interesting arty pages, ones with dragons and fairy folk, gothic darkness and cosmic light. Fascinating stuff, just the sort of thing to get me inspired and excited 🙂

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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