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Photographing, and sizing and collating

Photographing, and sizing and collating

I’ve just realised it’s over a week since I last did a blog post!

The reason I haven’t done one recently is due to working to get artwork ready to sell online.

Its never just  a case of putting a painting on-line of course….

Because first it has to be painted to my exactingHome is where the heart is standards.

Then it has to be finished off by either the hanging fixings put on it if its on canvas, or put in a mount if its a watercolour.

Then it has to have a title, and the according price for it.

Then, I need to take at least three photos of it. In good light. From various angles.

Then I have to make a note of what medium it is, watercolour, acrylics, oils etc.

Then I have to measure it.

Then I have to work out the commission I will have to pay to the gallery who is selling it for me.

Then I have to work out the price of the postage if I sell it abroad. And that differs with different geographical areas.

Then when that is done, I have to write something about each one.

Then it can go be uploaded to the gallery.

But it has to be reviewed by the gallery. Refreshing the spiritThen it can go live.

Then I sit back and wait for a buyer………………………………..

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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