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Lancaster drawn………… out

Lancaster drawn………… out

Lancaster ink tones finishedFinally I got the text last week that he was ready to collect the artwork I had done for him. I must admit I was beginning to think he either didn’t want it, or had forgotten. Since I did the actual work on it in March. And we are now in, let me see, yep, that’s right……………. JULY!

The only day this week we were both free was today, so he came over as arranged late morning, and I welcomed him in and offered a coffee. We chatted about loads of things before getting around to the actual reason for him being here….. the artwork. I was happy to explain and discuss it but really it didn’t need it, he was happy, I was happy, and he took it with him when he left ten minutes later.

 

Lancaster ink thick line finishedBut that artwork was the sum of many hours of hard work for me. I had to spend time learning about the subject, and then finding the right images for the composition, then doing the working pencil drawings, then the ink ones, which was what he wanted. Then when the first one was done, he wanted another one shaded in with more detail. Two very simple drawings, but an awful lot of concerted effort to get to that point.

So, I now know an awful lot more about Lancaster Bombers than I did before he asked me to do this job for him!

 

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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