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Two words bring out the smile

Two words bring out the smile

Since I came up with the exciting new idea a couple of weeks ago for a theme of paintings that inspires, excites, and fulfils some of my passions in life, I’ve been busy working on the first one. Its currently about 70% done and is coming on nicely.

I don’t want to disclose what it is yet since until its complete, there isn’t an image to show you, and as we all know a picture paints a thousand words, and my vague description of it won’t do it justice.

But, having said that, this week I have had two conversations with two different women who have asked me what I am currently working on… the first one was my sister over the phone… the second one was a woman I was at secondary school with back in the 1970’s who currently works in my local bank.

I gave my sister a more fuller reply than I gave the woman in the bank … but I gave them both a two word answer as the general theme. And those two words in both occasions, made them both smile. As the thought of it made me smile when I first thought of the idea two weeks ago.

And I am confident that the painting will equal those two words…

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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