Tree goddess a second time

Tree goddess a second time

I was asked by a client a few weeks ago if he could buy my ‘Tree goddess’ painting, I laughed and said it wasn’t for sale as I’d painted it for me, but I would happily sell him a print of it. No, he said, he didn’t want a print, he wanted an original of it… so that meant me painting it again, which was fine with me, since I love this painting!

It also meant that the client could choose what size he wanted, and since he wanted me to frame it for him I suggested a suitable frame which he thought would be perfect, as did I !

It helps immensely if I know what size its got to be, and if I supply the frame as then I can make sure the colours in the painting are harmonious to the mount if there is one (dark green in this case) and dark wood frame which also matches the theme. This painting is painted in acrylics on watercolour paper and measures 15.5 x 11.5 inches and is called ‘Tree goddess (2)’ since it is as close as I can get it to the original painting, not a new theme. I painted it in exactly the same way as the original one, drawing the image out, then a layer of paint to seal the paper, painting the background, then the tree, then the green leaves and dark roots at the bottom, then the goddess herself and the twirly bits of creeper around her last. I love it, its got its own character and just slightly different in that there is more spring greens in it which goes more with the dark green mount.

And here is the original ‘Tree goddess’ painting so you can compare them. This one was also painted in acrylics on paper and measures 22 x 16 inches.

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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