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The measurements I see things that others don’t

The measurements I see things that others don’t

I know that I see things that others don’t see. And also know that sometimes I have to explain things so that the others can visualise the same things that I do. Brains don’t work in the same ways, and maybe its down to me being an artist, or maybe its just experience at doing it, but I am used to having to give the insights to the others to help them see too.

The latest query I have had for a commission is for three canvas’s hanging together on the wall, a larger on in the middle, vertical, and two smaller ones to the side, also vertical. I can see in my head how the paintings will look. And to a degree so can the clients. They know what painting they want, they know the subject matter, and the colours, and the style.

I have given them three choices of sizes of canvas so that they have those options to fill their wall space. Its down to them which size they choose, since I will be happy either way. drawing paper (2)

But, its visualising the sizes that she in particular can’t envisage. And I fully understand why, since when you are given a load of figures they don’t always equate to sizes and how it will just look.

I saw the couple at the weekend and he explained that she had had problems trying to envisage it, and I nodded, since she had told me the same thing.

I said that the best way of doing it was to make a mock-up of the sizes and put them on the wall, and he agreed and said he’s go down to B&Q and get some boards to put them up on the walls. I asked if he had any spare wall paper.. ? And he said he had, some lining paper, and I said that would be perfect…! Cut the shapes out of that, and stick them on the wall with blue tack, or masking tape, then it would save him spending any money on it, just to see what size they want, and it would be far easier to cut.

He agreed, and said he’d let me know as soon as they could, and how excited they were at the thought of these pictures… me too I replied, with a smile!! 🙂

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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