Why today got changed

Why today got changed

Today I was going to finish (all being well) the acrylic painting I’m currently working on, and am totally loving doing. But I realised first thing this morning, that something else that I was going to do tomorrow would actually be better done today. It wasn’t a big thing, it just meant it took a couple of hours out of the day, and I had planned to do it this morning and then work on the painting again this afternoon. But, whilst I was out in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, I decided to pop into the local charity book shop to see if they had any books I fancied reading…………….

Of course they did. Why would I think otherwise? 🙂

I picked up seven new (to me) books, five of them by authors I didn’t know. And came home about 2pm, had a very quick lunch and was ready to start on the painting.

And then realised that there was a small job that needed doing in the house. Only a small job, but it involved needing PVA glue to stick it, and was right in the main thoroughfare of the house on the floor in a doorway and not that it gets a load of traffic over it, it needed doing, and I knew that if I didn’t do it, it would get worse. As these jobs tend to do. And also it would get kicked by accident if I didn’t do it. Of course then, since it was glue, and the parts that needed sticking together weren’t lying flat together, it needed pressure to get it to stick properly. As I knelt over it, holding it down, I wracked my brains thinking of what was heavy enough to hold the parts together…….. nothing to start with……….. so the obvious thing was…………… me! After about twenty minutes of this, it was beginning to hold in most of the places but the ends, which is why it currently has two large and heavy bottles of cider sitting on it… as a reminder of not kicking it, and also to make sure the weight of them will make the pieces stick flat together. By then it was well after 4pm….

And I was ready to start painting.

But then I knew that I would have to stop within a couple of hours due to my man coming in around then.

You know what. Leave it. I told myself.

Leave it until you can do it properly tomorrow. Because when I can do it all in one go, with the right music playing for me, I can get into the flow of it. Lose myself in the whole painting, without any interruptions. And it will be far better for it. Because the painting takes over, the picture will look far better for it. I know that so well from past experiences.

So, tomorrow is now painting day.

And today? I am going to sit in the garden, in the late afternoon sunshine and read my book….. a new one purchased today… Devon and Wells 10Devon Wells 14

Just my sort of book. By Bernard Knight … a medieval murder mystery!

So I’ll show you some photos I took of Exeter Cathedral six years ago, since the book is set in this very place.

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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