Aspects in balancing paint

Aspects in balancing paint

After ordering the canvas for the new painting commission on Monday, along with some acrylic paints that I’ll need to do the painting, all I could do was sit back and wait for the art materials order to arrive… at some point within the next few days.

But that was fine as I’ve had various other things going in diverse tangents on two of the days whilst I am waiting.

But, other than that, when I have had chance I also knew that I had other research to do for this painting I was going to be working on. Because there are parts of it that will have aspects within in it that will mean something to the recipients, but I wasn’t sure the best way of depicting them. I had some ideas, and the person who is commissioning it had some ideas and we have put our heads together to see the best way of putting those concepts in paint. Acrylic paints

The final decision hasn’t been made yet by me the artist, or more importantly, the client. It is their final say as to what that decision will be.

Then it will be my job as the artist to put those ideas together and depict them the best I can for the painting.

I know the best way of doing that is to do a working drawing to show the client. Then I can put my ideas together, and the client can see how they will look.

My ideas will be based on the artistic look of the painting, the best balance within it, the best way of depicting light and dark, contrasts and tones. And the best way to lead the eye through the painting, so that it looks harmonious.

But without me yet putting any images down, already I know how exciting it will look!

And today………………………the canvas arrived….


And I can’t wait to get started working on it! 🙂

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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