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My website updates are a heartwarming success already

My website updates are a heartwarming success already

Its probably been three years since I last did updates to this degree on my website, although I have been painting artwork in that time, it wasn’t put on the odd one or two until I had a few to do, and then I found I had 24 to add!

Mostly they were for the landscape gallery, but also a few for the animals gallery, a few for the peoples gallery, and two for the queynte (Fantasy Fanny) gallery. But as well as that I had a chat with my webmaster as I’ve always felt that not only is the title important, but also a bit of an explanation for some of the paintings, especially when I’ve hidden something within the painting that may not be obvious at first glance… I know sometimes people see things within my paintings that I don’t plan, that delightful serendipity, but when I do plan them I want to explain why… and the way the website is now, each painting has its title below it, and a bit of a description if needed, the medium its painting in, the size, if there is something else of note to add… Its important to me.. and those who view my work too…

It took MANY hours of MY time, to write the new information, and also my webmasters time to put it all on the website, and gave me a chance to focus on the artwork, the galleries, and to make a note of what the new artwork is, and if the old artwork stood up to it, and I’m pleased that it did, I didn’t take any paintings out of the galleries this time. In the past I have if I’ve felt some of them weren’t good enough.

So then when it was all done, I was intrigued with the responses it got – I had a few verbal ones complimenting me, and two written ones (bearing in mind I only did the updates a few days ago so its very early days) but the two responses that I was so pleased about are the two below, from different people, in different countries….

I’ve just had a browse of your updated website and think it’s great. It really helps to have the name and a bit of information about each picture directly underneath it. I’ve not looked at your gallery for a while, and noticed several I don’t recall seeing before. I love your animal paintings in particular, especially the cats, both big and small. I think the little dog Millie looks adorable and full of mischief. The landscape pictures are amazing too. I love the pen sketches in particular and it’s good to be able to see clearly the location of them all.

And the other one was this one….

“I just spent some time leafing lazily through the new website, and it certainly brightened up this cold, glum March afternoon!  The site comes across as clean, efficient and professional.  What struck me most was the depth and breadth of your art over the many years we’ve known each other (15!).  I will always think of you as an erotic artist first, but you’ve executed so many noteworthy works in other genres that title doesn’t do you justice.  

I found a number of old favorites, but I was surprised at the number of paintings I didn’t remember and are just as worthy of attention.  It’s really a monumental portfolio of work!

The print testimonials are quite complimentary, and in some cases moving in their sincerity.

Thanks for letting me know about the new site launch!

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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