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At what point do you say its what it is

At what point do you say its what it is

At what point do you say a picture is complete?

At the first thought, when its just a concept?

At the first working drawings when its just an idea you’re working on?

At the end of working on the working drawings when you can’t wait to get it painted cos you’ve thought all the ideas through and there is no more you can do but start…

When you draw it out properly on the canvas, and then start putting on the first flashes of colour?

When you work on it building up the first coat.

Then the secondary coats.

Then the next coats, until the texture has built up, the form is there, the picture is making sense?

When you look and look at it, and think “It’s done” and put your brushes down?

When you look at it again the next day and know that another single mark on it will ruin it?

When its sent off to the framer to be dressed in the frame that will show it off to its best ability?

To the time it is hung in the gallery, ready for others to see it.

To the time that some ONE will look at it, and will see it the way you want them to see it, and they will know with all certainty that they want to buy it, they cannot live without it, they must have it on their wall, to view every day, because it makes them feel happy and complete to own it.

Then, the painting becomes the picture.

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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