Friday, 20 May 2011

Queynte 21

Here it is, painted in acrylics, on board 20 x 16 inches, the latest Queynte to join the illustrious group of very feminine portraits that I have painted -otherwise known as the "Fantasy Fannies" . Its the twenty first one I've done, so it's called "Queynte 21" quite naturally. I love the mixture of strong colours against the strong shapes of this one. And as always find the more I look at it, the more I fall in love with it, which I know is often the case for the women who have had their queynte painted from the very positive feedback they've given me over the last few years since I started doing them. I know that most women find the process of having the painting done a deeply therapeutic experience, and that they feel empowered by them, and that it showcases the woman that they are, the private woman within, but here for the whole world to see. I love the fact that they are a celebration of womanhood, and are bright and vibrant and beautiful. And although they are an abstract the shapes are true to the feminine form, its just the colours that are more striking than the original colours. And like all the others it has the image of a woman within the picture as a reminder of what the image is about, and what it is there for.

 I don't need to say the name of the woman who has participated in having her portrait painted, or say where she lives or even what her nationality is. That is for her to say, if she so wishes. I will keep her anonymity otherwise.

I love doing these paintings, as a woman artist painting them for other women around the world. The majority of the women who have participated I haven't met face to face, I wouldn't know them if they turned up on my doorstep tomorrow, but I feel that we are part of a sisterhood, of women who want to be depicted in strong vibrant colours, and want this spiritual experience to mark that empowerment. So, who will be next I wonder.......

12 comments:

One Woman's Thoughts said...

I am smiling at the beautiful creativity by which you honor your ladies fortunate enough to be painted by you.

Absolutely gorgeous and boldly sensual.

Jackie Adshead said...

One Woman's Thoughts - If I have made you smile through my artwork then I am delighted, thankyou. And I am also delighted at your kind words of praise.

Of course, if you wish to commission me, you too could be depicted in one of these gorgeous and boldly sensual paintings as well......

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you acquire experience, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra info? It is extremely useful for me.

Joanna Cake said...

I feel an almost proprietorial pleasure at the success of this particular strand of your endeavours :)

I know the positive effect that seeing my painting had on me mentally and would certainly recommend it to anyone who has body issues.

BlazngScarlet said...

It's beautiful ....

Jackie Adshead said...

Anonymous - I'm delighted that you find it so stimulating, and yes as I am acquiring experience I am updating the information. Have a look back over my blog over the last couple of years and you will find the other "Fantasy Fannies" and they are also featured on my website all together and in more detail.

Jackie Adshead said...

Joanna - And so you should, look at what throw away comments have produced! :)

And I know from our past conversations what a positive effect having your fanny painted had on you, and still has. I am delighted to be such a positive force in your life, as you have been in mine.

Jackie Adshead said...

Blazng Scarlet - Thankyou, I am delighted that you think so.

Curvaceous Dee said...

Once again, a gorgeous painting based on a beautiful woman. I do love seeing your new works, Jackie!

xx Dee

Jackie Adshead said...

Curvaceous Dee - Aw thankyou, I know you've been following the unveiling of each one as I've painted them, and I love the fact that they are inspiring and affecting women worldwide - shown by the comments here already! I just love to paint them and love what they stand for, for women!

Carnalis said...

I keep mine by my bedside, and smile at it often. I am so pleased you are still painting them Jackie.

Jackie Adshead said...

Carnalis - I'm sooo pleased to hear that your Queynte painting is still bringing you a lot happiness, that is the main purpose of painting them.

Thankyou, and I also am still more than happy to be painting them, I just love creating them!