Friday, 20 June 2008

Here she is!

Here it is - the unveiling, at long last! You've waited a long time to see her, but I wanted her to be right before I showed her to you.

As I said recently, I wasn't happy with the original acrylic painting that I did a couple of years ago. It just wasn't "right" somehow although I couldn't work out the reason why until only a few weeks ago, it was just an undefined feeling about it. So, I decided I had to change it because I couldn't live with it in the state it was in! The decision was made - it needed to be overpainted in oils. Big decision, but certainly the RIGHT one, because as you can see in the new painting, it is SOOOOOOOO much better for that change! I've put both paintings here so that you can see the difference, and even I am amazed at the difference in the two paintings of the same subject matter. Whereas the acrylic painting is harsh and has sharp colours and tones, the oil painting is just so much softer both in colour and tone, and in blending the paint. The woman blends into the background better, and is so more softly sensual for being in oils. She oozes sensuality for me now. Her skin colour and tone is far more realistic. Her breast has more weight and shape to it, the nipple is more the focal point and is aching to be caressed, I love the line down her spine and particularly I love the soft shadow at the top of the crack of her bum. Her buttocks are round and inviting, and I ADORE the lost and found edges of her right arm, the way it merges in the soft light of the background and disappears behind that gorgeous curve of her back. I much prefer her hair in this picture, its more realistic, and the way you can JUST see her fingers under the hair as she runs her fingers appealingly through it. And you probably can't see from this photo but there are subtle fine splatters of white paint around her bum, her hair, and her right arm, so the viewer is aware that there is a little movement there, she's just shifting slightly on her legs which has moved her bum abit, so then you think well what's that right hand doing, the one you can't see fully. What's she up to? And is that why she's moved her bum, shifting her weight on her folded legs. Is that ........why................?

And that is one of the reasons I've renamed the painting too. It was originally called "Without a care" because the thought was the woman in the painting was "carefree" but now it's not enough of a title. I wanted a different one, a better one, one that summed up her voluptuous temptress pose and after a while I came up with the new title - it's "Naked desire" and I much prefer it as it's far more ambiguous!

Well, I for one think she's gorgeous (but then I'm biased!!) ........what do you think?

10 comments:

Indigo said...

I love that soft shadow of the crack of her bum, that's my favourite sensuous place for pleasure too. Another painful looking pose.. very nice though

Spiky Zora Jones said...

I have always said when I was having a difficult time...for whetever reason...come back to it. But if time was short...make a decision...you made the right one. the softness brings it to life...sensual...yes, much more.

you rock babes.

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - Yes, that soft shadow is luscious isn't it? I love it too.

And you're right, the pose was a bit of a struggle for the model to hold after a while, as the circulation in her legs kept being cut off. But worth it for the end result, I think (and I'm sure she thinks so too, although probably not at the time!).

Jackie Adshead said...

Spiky - Yes, if something's not working quite right, its best to walk away and do something else, come back to it afresh and usually the answer will come to you then (except with this painting it took me months to work out what it was I needed to do!). But I certainly feel that I made the right decision, and am delighted with the soft and sensual result.

Luka said...

Wow. I am struck by the difference in the paintings, simply through changing the medium.

You must be thrilled that you stuck with it.

nitebyrd said...

I definitely like the softness of the re-paint. She looks positively touchable. Great decision, Jackie!

Jackie Adshead said...

Luka - Yes, I am, It's much better now isn't it?

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - Mmm.. yes she is much softer and more touchable now. Thankyou, I'm delighted with the decision to re-paint it!

Trixie said...

Fantastic mate! I love them both!

Jackie Adshead said...

Trixie - Thankyou!