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I can’t get my teeth into it if chunks keep being taken out

I can’t get my teeth into it if chunks keep being taken out

I had a plan for today. It involved a small amount of finishing off a painting and taking photos of it so that it could go on an online art gallery. If the day had gone well, as I expected it to, it would be done easily by mid-morning, and I would probably start work on another picture of mine that would have the same treatment. Simple.

Except the day didn’t go as planned, and the post brought an official letter that needed to be dealt with quickly, that involved a couple of phone calls, some big decision making, and a letter written in reply. And that took up half the day by the time it was in the post. Time for tea detail2

Since then, the gorgeous sunny blue sky weather of yesterday and this morning has been replaced with forbidding grey clouds. Which is incredibly bad lighting to take anything like decent photos in when I need to have clear bright sunlight. So I can’t do the photos. If I can’t take the photos, I can’t edit them to show off the paintings details and best points. If I can’t edit the photos, I can’t upload them. If I can’t upload them, I can’t put the images on for the write-up about the painting. And If I can’t do the write-up about the painting, the painting won’t go live on the online gallery. And if I can’t put it live on the online gallery, no one can see it. And if no one sees it, no one will buy it.Time for tea detail1

Not that I am expecting it to sell straight away. It will join the others in that online gallery. But as a grouping, it shows what I am capable of as an artist, and that adds credence to my work, and me as an artist.

Its been a faffy week all in all, and I was hoping for at least part of it being clear to work in. I’ll catch up next week hopefully with less faff!

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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