The week has not gone as planned

The week has not gone as planned

This week hasn’t gone as I thought it would have done at the beginning of it. I thought I’d be finishing off the black and white painting of the naked couple on the beach I’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks. But, as is often the case when you have a big expectation… it goes off in a different direction.

The people I am doing the painting for have not set a deadline for it, its just I thought I had a couple of clear working days this week and would virtually possibly be close to finishing it. But obviously if I can’t work on it, I can’t. They won’t be shown it until I’m one hundred per cent happy with it.

The first interruption to it, if you want to call it that was an unexpected but delightful invite out for a meal early in the week, and to look at a property that has been bought that has a load of potential to make a fabulous abode. As I was shown around the empty building, and could see how it would look when various internal walls had been removed, doorways blocked up, new kitchen put in, and new bathrooms, windows widened and the rooms properly allocated. I asked the new owner if any colour schemes had been decided on…. its the artist in me I know! I think the fact it hadn’t currently got a kitchen, or central heating system meant that answer was a long way off! sky-sea-photo-comparrison-2

The second interruption was a lovely, but also unexpected phone call response to something I had done the day before. I love it when I get positive upbeat reactions to something I’ve done, so it was a delight to hear that happy joyous reaction on the other end of a phone.

And today, something that I expected to take ten minutes went off at a totally different tangent and took almost two and a half hours before I could carry on with the rest of the day… and also meaning it was too dark to carry on painting by the time I got home.

But, against those three different tangents, I have had two WOW responses to the two people who have seen the work in progress painting this week, plus my sister said that her youngest son thought the water that he had seen so far on the last blog post was the best painting I’d ever done, which I considered amazing as a response.

And today, even with the two and a half hours delay before I could get on with what I had planned, I was asked in passing what my job was and got a massively positive response to it from the person asking the question, and an announcement of wanting to look at my website to see what sort of artwork I do, to find out more.

So, so far this week, its been bouncing around in positive and strange ways…. for me. sky-sea-photo-comparrison

Its not been a bad week, just a strange one so far…. like the planets are out of alignment…




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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