Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Unveiling of the Queyntes

Well now, where was I? Oh, yes I remember! Fannies!! (or for the Americans amongst you Pussies!!).

Just to give you the background before I do the grand unveiling, I wrote a year ago (and it is a year, all but one day, now that I've checked, Wow!) about wanting to do the paintings as a celebration of womanhood - as bright and colourful abstracts of their most innermost secret places. The thought was that when someone has their portrait painted, its of their face with their name as the title - but in this case I wanted the names to be anonymous - so unless the participants reveal it, I won't say who they are. I originally asked for volunteers and at the time ten women contacted me, but I only received good enough photos from seven of them - and these are the original seven here. I hope that more women will be interested in having their "Queynte" painted and I would love to see them all part of an exhibition somewhere for the world to see - because just seeing the seven of them together is a beautiful thing already! I hope to sell any to anyone who is interesting in purchasing them - but at this moment I have no idea what price to put on them because I have put so much of MYSELF in them, I don't know how to put a financial value on it as yet (I will in time, I just need to think a bit about it for a while!). I painted them intuitively - which is a new concept for me - and one I like very much. It was the right way of painting them, as they are so personal, and abstract. The point of the abstraction was so that they, although anatomically correct, are hidden enough in colouring and some of the external shapes to hide the image for what it is. I want them to be hung on a wall so that anyone other than the people who know, would not know what they are - except for something exotic flower shapes maybe, that may just resemble something subconsciously and vaguely erotic.....
They are painted in acylics on 20 x 16 inch boards. The reason I used the acrylics was because I needed the paint to be bright and to dry quickly and cleanly, leaving me time to work intuitively and quickly without the annoyance of waiting for paint to dry (and losing the impetuous of the intuitive way of painting) or of the paint annoyingly merging into other colours and muddying the effect. I liked using the board as it absorbed the paint very quickly, leaving no room for error or a change of colour. Once the colour was put on the board, it stayed there, and other than brightening a colour here or there for more depth, I haven't overworked it to ruin the effect (always a concern for artists!).

At the moment, all the participants are bloggers, but that doesn't exclude any other woman from participating, I won't restrict it to that degree.

All the paintings have a woman hidden within the folds to remind you what the image is about.

I'm delighted with them - I've put so much of myself IN them, and they are EXACTLY what I predicted last year that I wanted them to be - bright, beautiful and SHAMELESS.


So, now they're here - what do you think of them.......

57 comments:

Indigo said...

" Fuckin Hell " they are so damn fuckin awesome Jackie. Worth waiting for, for sure. I like very much the 4th one down, looks like the shape of a woman from the back, with her shoulders-back-buttocks-legs.. they are soooooooooo wickedly colourful.. at long last eh? pussies galore..

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - yep, pussies galore!!! :)
Glad they were worth waiting for, thankyou!

Racy Redhead said...

Oh Jackie - they are completely awesome. I have never seen anything quite like this before. The colours and shapes are so amazing.

They are all erotic and sensual and outstandlingly beautiful.

But ..... I have to know ..... which one is mine?

Jackie Adshead said...

Racy - Wow - awesome eh? Looks like you like them as much as I do then!

As to which is yours, I won't say here, as they are all anonymous - but I'll tell you privately and its up to you whether you tell any others.....

Racy Redhead said...

Hey - I'm an exhibitionist - I'll tell the world!
So ...... my pussy is .... the 4th one down!!!!
And I love it!

having my cake said...

Absolutely brilliant! I love mine and Ive just sent the link to Ruf to see if he can recognise me. Should be fun since he took the original photo :)

In true Spartacus fashion, shouldnt we all now be claiming the 4th one down? ;P

Morpheus said...

I may be wrong, but I think I can identify one.

Maybe two.

Hmmmmmm

Boo said...

I wandered over here from someone else's blog. WOW! I love these. They are absolutely gorgeous. So spirited and spiritual. Vibrant. Thank you!

Trixie said...

BRILLIANT Jackie!!! I love how you've painted a woman in each one, had fun trying to find them, but for the life of me I couldn't find her in the last one.

Cake has posted about it and I've got to guess which one is her. Thanks Racy Redhead for eliminating number 4! (Although, that was my favourite!)

Jackie Adshead said...

Having my cake - I'm delighted you like them, since it was the conversation with you that inspired them! I wonder if Ruf will recognise yours - he'll be in deep trouble if he doesn't!!! :)

Love the Sparticus comment - its making me laff! Ok, we'll all claim the fourth one down and I'll scrap the rest..... !!!!

Jackie Adshead said...

Morpheus - That's got me intrigued, as to who you recognise..... and why!

Jackie Adshead said...

Boo - I'm delighted you love them - and I adore the comment about them being spirited and spiritual - you couldn't have given me a better accolade - thankyou!

Jackie Adshead said...

Trixie - I'm delighted you love them so much and I enjoyed putting the woman in each one - in the last one its red against purple so its not quite so easily seen, but its in the centre, like the others are.

I shall be interested to see the response regarding Cakes post - and it looks like number four is the favourite so far, although they're all beautiful!

Tisiphone. said...

Oh :))) thank you so much! I'm still trying to recognise me. I hope that they do go out into the world as part of an exhibition.

Seven blogger-Quims...each of us offering our inner selves for those who dare make the crossing!As in the seven gates in the story of Inanna's descent...lol
x

Oh, my name is a problem. I wrote to you as V, I think? My blogger name is Tisiphone ATM, but my one true internet name is RideFlame.

http://solarbarque.blogspot.com/
The Twelve Gates.

Curvaceous Dee said...

Jackie, I am absolutely blown away by these (thank goodness Cake linked to you, as I had no idea)! Amazing artwork, and beautiful cunts - I could lose myself in these for hours.

Number five appeals to me the most, reminding me of my own. But they are all astonishing and special.

xx Dee

Jackie Adshead said...

Tisiphone - I'm glad you like them - and will tell you privately which is yours. It is certainly my intent for them to be a one woman exhibition somewhere - hopefully with more participants! It would make Calendar Girls look very tame!

I love the idea of the women offering their inner selves for the world to see.

Thankyou for explaining the name problem - you have so many, obviously a multi-faceted woman!

Jackie Adshead said...

Curvaceous Dee - Wow, I'm delighted you love them so much!

Yes, they are all astonishing and special - so I have to ask the question - do you want me to paint yours too? If so, email me, and we'll discuss it.....

Paul B said...

I came in to see from one of your model's blog...these are beautiful!
Georgia O'Keefe eat your heart out!

Jackie Adshead said...

Paul B - Thankyou for coming to take a look, I'm delighted you like them!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

These are all such beautiful images. I can't help but think of the recent documentary about 'the perfect vagina' shown on Channel four and how many of the women distressed by the way they looked would have benefitted from seeing such beautiful sensual images of themselves.
Bendy Girl

Lilly said...

These are really quite beautiful, and show that you are a truly talented painter.

Jackie Adshead said...

Benefitscroungingscum - That's a lovely thought, thankyou! They're all so different, but that's what's so beautiful and special about them.

Jackie Adshead said...

Lilly - Thankyou!

Jackie Adshead said...

I'll just add at this point - that if anyone else wants to participate I'll happily paint your Queynte too - email me and we'll discuss it.....

Loving Annie said...

Ining because they are all so different, Jackie ! Very nice way to celebrate femininity :)

Jackie Adshead said...

Loving Annie - Yes, that's what I love about them too, that they're all so different and are certainly a lovely celebration of femininity!

Greg and Sheryl said...

Very impressive. We wouldn't mind having one of those hanging on our wall.

Jackie Adshead said...

Greg and Sheryl - Thankyou! Well I'll happily sell you one, or better still, would you like to pose for your very own?

Indigo said...

Having starred at these sumptuous painted pussies... I can say that the last one resembles two females in the 69 position, each one also baring a female figure... I'm totally mesmerised by them. Woman hood celebrated in full colour....

Jackie Adshead said...

Indigo - I'm delighted you're mesmerised by them - I think the more you look at them, the more you see......

nitebyrd said...

Jackie, these are totally amazing! So vibrant and erotic!

You've outdone yourself, girl!

Lady in red said...

wow Jackie you have done a wonderful job on these. I never for one moment imagined when you first asked us for photos that the results would be so magical.

:-)

LiR

Lucy Felthouse said...

Wow - we finally get to see them! Well done Jackie, you've done a really good job with them - and I agree that if someone saw one of those paintings on a wall they probably wouldn't guess what it is! Unless they have a filthy mind like me ;) xx

You should be very proud. xx

Jackie Adshead said...

Nitebyrd - Thankyou! I agree with you - they are, and I think I have!

Jackie Adshead said...

Lady in Red - Thankyou! I'm delighted you think they're magical....

Jackie Adshead said...

Lucy - Thankyou, yes I am really proud of them and what they stand for. And filty mind or otherwise - I think they're beautiful!

Racy Redhead said...

Now look ladies, stop arguing over my pussy! ( Never thought I'd ever get the chance to say that !!!!! )

Jackie Adshead said...

Racy Redhead - But its such a *beautiful* pussy, we're all in agreement!!! :)

marianne said...

These are gorgeous -- the colour, the variety, the creativity. Well done.

Hope this isn't a double comment... my browser crashed when I tried to post the first time.

Jackie Adshead said...

Marianne - Thankyou!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Oh Jackie...these are wonderful. I couldn't keep my eyes from watering up...they are beautiful. the colors, lines...everything about them is wondeful.

I love it when an artist...moves me. And it's about the art...I'm talking about...not the fact that they are pussies. Though I do love pussy. heheh...you know what I mean...You paint wonderful and they are erotic andf elegant as well.

sweetie...you have moved me. You are aamazing.

I love your style honey...ciao. have a wonderful weekend. :D

Jackie Adshead said...

Spiky - Erotic and elegant sounds good to me! Thankyou! I had thought they might appeal to you!!! :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

absolutely stunning! and the colors are amazing!

Jackie Adshead said...

Real live lesbian - Thankyou!

scarlet-blue said...

Hello Jackie,

I think they're great. I wish I had the courage to pose for one and hang the result in my living room to surprise the neighbours . . . . but I think I'd have to psyche myself up for it.
Sx

Kyra said...

The paintings are absolutely beautiful. Stunning really. It reminds me of what makes women so special and I'm not just talking about the body part itself. That we can give life is one aspect. But it is also the complex nature of our whole beings, exemplified in the folds, crevices, curves, texture and smoothness of this entrance into our depths.

We are such complex creatures, and yet beautiful each and every one. And how different each of us are.

I'd be honored to provide a picture or two if you are looking for more models for this series.

Jackie Adshead said...

Scarlet-blue - Thankyou, I'm glad you like them. Well, put it on the bedroom wall then, where the neighbours won't see it! Then you can have your own private viewing.....

Jackie Adshead said...

Kyra - You've described *exactly* the way I feel about them!

And yes, I'm still looking for more models for this series and will be delighted to add you to the collection!

Tiffany Cavalli said...

Wow.. innovative and erotic! my first visit here and i find a celebration of the oyster in full colour! amazing! love Tiff

Jackie Adshead said...

Tiffany - I'm delighted you find them innovative AND erotic! Thankyou.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Jackie--lovely and eminently edible to say the least--lovely YUM YUM

Beau

Jackie Adshead said...

Beau - Thankyou, I'm delighted I've catered for your tastebuds!

femmeismygender said...

These are STUNNING, I am absolutely blown away...fabulous and intricate work.Thank you!

Jackie Adshead said...

Femmeismygender - Thankyou, I'm delighted you love them so much!

Jennybean said...

are you still taking volunteers?

Jackie Adshead said...

Jennybean - Yes I am! - are you interested? If so, email me and we'll discuss it.....

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