Half way and back to another half

Half way and back to another half

wc 1 (2)Whilst I am more than half way through the second of the set of new paintings, I thought I’d get on with another painting, this one a commission. I try to get commisisons done as soon as I can, since I never know what work is going to come in and like to keep on top of works in progress. Ideally I like to do one painting, then the next one, but its not always possible. However I paint a picture, it doesn’t get shown or released to a client until I am one hundred percent happy with it. But, it was right to start on the commisson since it is a needed for November as a Christmas gift and gives the client more than enough time to get it to a framer. And since I have the mindset and plan of the other painting I am working on, I know I can easily get back into it when I have completed the commission…..  

This  commission painting is a watercolour of a lovely old stone church and the client has asked for something I’ve never been asked to do before. He wants to see it half way though the painting process. Having drawn out the image from the excellent photos he sent me, I have covered every part of it with paint although I will probably go over some parts again, and know that others will have lots more details put into them.  He hasn’t said that he wants to “ok” it from the photo I have sent, so I presume he’s just interested to see it half way done. But I’m not going to show it here, since the client who is paying for it hasn’t seen the finished painting or given permission for me to show it as yet.

I’m really enjoying doing it, I love watercolours and the way the white of the paper shows through their lovely transluscent colours. And old stonework is always wonderful to paint in watercolours, showing the aged mellow stone contrasting beautifully with the green of the foliage around it.


And just as I was about to publish this blog post I got an email from the client….

I love it!!!!

It instantly says to me ‘this is the church’: v recognisable – no mean feat, given that so many churches look similar. 

Proceed further, can’t wait to see it when it’s fully done!

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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