What’s black and white and red all over

What’s black and white and red all over

I’m waiting at the moment to hear from the couple I did the white on black drawings for last week, to see if they are happy with the slight (but difficult!) minor adjustments that they wanted me to do. They had explained at the time that they were away for the weekend so I knew there would be a bit of a delay for their decision making. So, that’s on hold til I do…..

PeachesOver the weekend I was minding my own business sitting in the sunshine when a man and woman I know well enough to say hi to, but not much more than that, plonked themselves down on either side of me, grinning. Helloooo ……. I wondered what this was about. A couple of comments, and then it came to light when he said that she had pointed out my website to him and they had seen the white on black drawings I do, and they wanted one doing of them as soon as they have found a place to rent together (I gathered it was imminent rather than long term). I said with a smile I’d be delighted to do that for them! She kept joking “For a fiver!” and I laughed and said she could have it done for a fiver if she meant it, but it would only be ONE minute of my time! I knew she was joking as she said it, but she’s a lively character and the sort to joke. Later on, when they had gone off to sit back in their places, within earshot of me, they kept making friendly comments and after a while she called over “I love you Jackie” and I replied with a grin “I love you too!” to which her response was “I love you more!” I really felt I had my fan club around me that day, even if it was only two of them! Surreal and nice, all at the same time!


Man of mystery


And today’s news? Well I received an email from the guy I did the oil painting of with him sitting on the red leather sofa wearing a red venetian feathered mask since he had shown the photographer the painting, which was done from photos that she had taken. I don’t think she knew of the painting being done and he said her reaction was

“The photographer was surprised – but she loved it. The move onto the sofa was so good I had to point out that she hadn’t taken me on the sofa in that pose. She was very impressed”

I told him in reply that I was delighted to hear that reaction from her, and the fact she hadn’t realised that I had moved him to the sofa was even better, since she like me will be used to looking at the details of light and shadow happening around the subject. I try to make it look as natural as possible and if it fooled even her, I’m delighted, and thanked him for letting me know. Happy day!!





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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