Since spraining my ankle I need to crawl back up on top

Since spraining my ankle I need to crawl back up on top

Its been nine weeks, I think, since I badly sprained my ankle. And doing it meant that I had to put absolutely everything to one side to get better. Obviously. I certainly didn’t think at the time that it would take so long to get back on track again. Of course having Christmas so soon after I got back on my feet (excuse the pun!) and then new year, meant another two weeks on top of that. Then we are into January, and its catch up time. The usual rush of sorting things out and not getting back into painting. And I have a mental list of things I need to do to catch up on painting. The list is a specific one, but my next idea for a painting, which I had clearly in the middle of November has faded off with being an invalid, being in the Christmas mode, being in new year mode, being in January and another year mode. Artists work space

I need my inner artist refreshing.

And I know that its finding something elusive that brings it out.

I need to find a MASSIVE inspiration to do that.

The plan was this week to find it…. and that’s easier said than done.

And then, purely by accident, I found it.

Whilst the snow was on the ground, and whilst I was idly trawling through Facebook, I found an image.

One that “Wow’d” me totally. It was clever, and  colourful, and fascinated me. It wasn’t a painting as such, but it was something done in an artistic way. And it got me thinking.

If I reacted in such a positive way, then it might me my next step forward to get me back into artist mode.

So, I decided to paint it. For me, not for anyone else. But I also want to put my own slant on the painting as well and add something that is far more personal for me.

And then, when I have learnt how to create that particular type of painting, and it will be tricky to do, even with my experience, then, I can do my own images in that style, but created by me. For other people.

And the thing that I love about doing this particular painting, is that it is very similar in context to some other types of paintings I have done before, although they were far more, er, erotic in concept!! Intrigued…..? You should be!!

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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