Tuesday, 12 February 2008

What do you see

That last blog post was most interesting! Mostly for what other people see in my artwork that I don't always intend! Now I'm not sure if that's because everyone who reads my blog has an active and fertile furtive imagination (!) or because anyone, however vanilla they are, will always see other things within an image. Or because people who know me, and my art, know that I tend to put erotic images within my artwork, so will actively look for it even when I don't intend it! The last image I showed of the red landscape was taken from a friends photograph. She liked the image because she went to the actual place. I just copied the photograph and didn't add anything to what I saw infront of me except one naked woman lying on the rocks within the foreground, and one flying through the air in the clouds..... and yet.......... everyone who has viewed this painting has seen other images within it, some of them quite graphic! How wonderful is that??!!! I paint erotic landscapes without even knowing it!!!!

Seriously though, I love doing these erotic landscapes and want to do a lot more of them. But first, I need to finish the one I'm currently working on for dj kirkby. Its a really exciting picture and I can't wait to see the finished painting!

8 comments:

Vi said...

Hey Jackie, I don't know if you've read me recently to know we are doing a blog book. I would be great it if you could submit yourself a piece on how having a blog has changed your life in anyway? I reckon it would be interesting reading, and a good plug for your work.

Jackie Adshead said...

Vi - Yes, I read about you doing a blog book and am very interested in writing a piece for it as blogging has changed my life an awful lot!!!!!

nitebyrd said...

I'm anxious to see dj's painting. I do hope she'll share with us.

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - I'm sure she will!

DJ Kirkby said...

I am soooo excited and can't wait to see the final result either!

Indigo said...

I'm always looking for objects that aren't really meant to be there, like in the clouds or the branches on trees.. I see faces and all kinds of things. They just appear right infront of me as though they know I'm looking for them.. still looking for ghosts though!

Jackie Adshead said...

dj kirkby - I hope I live up to your expectations...

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - I look for faces in all images I see too. Like you, they just appear to me!