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Its even impressed me and I painted it!

Its even impressed me and I painted it!

I’m getting on well with the black and white seascape painting this week. Due to having a cold last week I just did the background basic tones  knowing that I would put more details to it this week when I felt better and my head was clear again. Colds are always annoying for wasting time!

I knew when I started painting that the tones would all have to be as perfect as I could make them, since there was no colour to mislead the eye. I love the fact this painting is monochrome, although at the end of last week when I left it for the weekend I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to make the equal three way split between sky, sea and beach look interesting to the eye. sky-sea-photo-comparrison-2

But I just started work on it, using a photo I’d taken in Turkey on the beach at Side in 1989, as my source photo. It had just sky and gently rolling waves in the sea which were exactly the look I wanted in my painting.

I just started work in the sky, adding to the clouds, making them whispy into the distance but against a deep clear sky.

Then I started putting flecks of light into the sea and building up the tones in the rolling wave, and then the fun part of the froth of foam from the wave that is breaking and rolling towards the sand, and the other ones infront of it that have lost their force but still have froth on the surface as they gently roll forward… to nothing………………

I’ve put in many hours this week for this painting, and by the end of yesterday, stood back from it, and smiled in wonder. I had got exactly the effect I wanted , it had even impressed me with the way it was looking!! Wow! Sea!!!

I’ll show you the parts of the painting that are not including the couple in question, since this is still a working painting and I haven’t finished working on them, although you can see part of a foot in the bottom of one of the photos!

sky-sea-photo-comparrisonBut one of the aspects of this that I am delighted about, is that if you look closely at the photo and the painting as a comparison, is that there is more in the painting than the photo shows!

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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