New year new decade new start 2020

New year new decade new start 2020

I am not fully sure why it has taken me until the 11th of January in this new year to write the first blog post of the year,I know its partly due to sorting out house after the Christmas festivities and putting Christmas decorations back in their boxes and the loft, and partly hearing on Christmas Eve that an old family friend had died and working out the logistics of when the funeral will be, where it will be, and how I might get there, and what accommodation will be best for it, and letting others know of that plan. Plus I am not even sure yet if I will be able to go as travelling any distance at this time of the year due to weather. has to be made only days beforehand. 

And part of the delay in this blog post is  partly due to not having any new pictures to post yet although I have done two more of the pen and ink drawings that I love to do that are getting me back into drawing and training my artist eye again. The new ones are of Scotney Castle, and Faversham, that I’ll show you when I have photographed them hopefully within the next week. 

And I was also reminded last week when I spoke to my neighbour whilst we passed each other on the road, he coming in from walking his dogs, and me going out for a walk and some fresh air (and boy is it fresh on this hill we live on!!) that when we greeted each other and he asked me what I was going to be doing later that afternoon and I said that I would be doing some pen and ink drawings of my favourite places in Kent, and then it struck me that I haven’t even used my lovely new watercolour easel that I had for by birthday in September! But I have to have lots of natural daylight for that, and even though my new studio is full of natural daylight from both north and south facing windows, I need it for longer than the sun setting around 4pm at this time of year. I will use it though, soon! It will be so useful for not just watercolour paintings but also acrylics, acrylic pouring, and oil painting.

So that’s where I am at the moment, doing bits of art, ready to start doing more bits of art that will lead onto big bits of art!!!

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.