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Revisiting old friends

Revisiting old friends

Angels on wallI love to hear where my paintings are hanging when they go off out into the world to their new owners, and occasionally I hear when they resurface in later years, like the “Man of mystery” one I did  last year that has gone to live in China, I found out the other week.

This week another one reappeared in my life when I was chatting on the phone to my ex-husband who told me he’d been so see someone that he and I have known for many years and who has bought some of my artwork in the past. He said that I would be pleased to hear that the “Angels” painting I did as a commission for the client is currently hanging on her wall and looking good. After I’d finished speaking to him I messaged her on Facebook since we are friends on there, and she very kindly sent a couple of photos of the painting hanging on her wall so that I could see it.

I’d forgotten the pretty harebell blue mount and the silver frame that she had chosen for it and thought both were light enough to set the painting off and enhance it but not too bright to over power the delicate colours of it.

I had also forgotten the hidden images within the painting of the hints of faces in the clouds. I’ve always loved the pour on watercolour effect of creating  fluidity of movement within a painting. It was good to see the rabbits, and doves, as well as the multi coloured butterflies flying with the angel on the unicorn, and of course the fabulous angel with the dazzling jewel in her hand reflecting the light around her as she whooshes through the heavens trailing jewels behind her. A gorgeously feminine painting with lots of interest and movement I think.   I loved doing it at the time.

And one I am delighted to revisit again!

Angels

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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