Redesigning something to something else..

Redesigning something to something else..

At the weekend I was chatting to a friend who has commissioned me to do artwork for her before………who asked if I could redesign something for a friend of hers…to make it something else.

She showed me the design, on her phone, and I had a sharp intake of breath.

Because I liked it.

I liked it a lot.

And also knew in an instant split second of time, what it was.

Which she knew I would…

It is very much MY subject.

But my friend was asking me on behalf of her friend, who is thinking of changing it.. she wants it made “better”. And my friend knew that since it was my subject matter that I could improve on it for her…

And part of me doesn’t want to change what it is, since I like it as it is…

But the other part of me wants to improve it, wants to make it better…

Its a tattoo design that is already in place on a body. And I’ve got to fine tune it to a better design..

Intriguing one this, as I shall be adding to, not creating from scratch.

I need to have a good long think about it, and probably will come up with some ideas to see how they progress… to put the magic into 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.