In her proper setting

In her proper setting

Over the weekend I saw the woman I did the “Warrior girl with her wolf” tattoo design image for last October and she told me she wanted to commission me again, but this time to create THE artwork. I wasn’t surprised to hear this as she had mentioned a few weeks ago that she actually wanted  a proper painting doing of the Warrior girl and her wolf, but in a landscape…..

I was intrigued what that setting would be, as I had considered at the back of my mind that it might be coming out of the sea, and she told me that she had thought it might be on top of a cliff. It was clear to me as we pondered over the options together that it would be a natural setting, possibly with mountains behind, but when I mentioned “Woodland?” her eyes lit up…”Yes!!” “Ok, what sort of woodland though???” I asked..”Coniferous? or Deciduous?” she knew within a split second that she wanted Coniferous…so I made a note whilst I wrote it down with the details…..  acrylics, vertical, on block canvas, gold outfit, gold boots,  gold crown, silver sword, rust coloured jewellery, cream scroll, all to go with the red hair, wings the colour of magpie wings, and wolf the colour of her beloved dog (black, warm golds) that actually, that choice, which hadn’t been my choice, it had been hers, was PERFECT…as the spiky conifers would be exactly the same shape and colours of some of the outer feathers on her wings, it would look so harmonious with that background!!!! And it was by far the better setting for the wolf, looking like it was in its own natural setting! Yes! Forest! And all harmonious. I love it when it clicks into place like that, and when she gives me commissions to do, they work beautifully as ideas! Can’t wait to get started on this one!!

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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