Ebbs and flows

Ebbs and flows

I left the special picture that I am currently working on last weekend knowing that I was raring to go on it, I was at the stage when I can’t take my eyes off it and want to do the next bit, and the bit after that, which is by far and always the best sign that the ideas are flowing!  Helped immensely by the fact my neighbour came late that afternoon to pick up a package that the postman had left with me for him whilst he was out, and when my neighbour passed by outside the window where I was painting he made a real Wow comment about the picture! OOOh…. good sign, even someone else viewing it in its half finished state can see that its an exciting painting!!! Even through the glass of the window on a dull day!!  That helped even more with motivating me to get on and get it done as much as I could before I had to reluctantly leave it.

But, weekend over, and although I am raring to get going on the painting, I can’t.

I have received on Monday some paperwork that needs my attention. This paperwork is for someone else’s benefit and not mine in the slightest. I will get nothing from it. And yet I have to read through it, and deal with it, which also involves me having to get at least two other people involved in it as well. I’ve lost half a day already in investigating exactly what is needed from me for it, involving a couple of phone calls and reading and trying to understand it all before I go to the next part which involves even more of my time!!

So that is why I can’t paint at the moment, on the picture that I want to get working on again. Butterflies painting 1  (1)

Sigh. Big Sigh!!!


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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