It happens occasionally that one portrait will lead directly to another commission. This portrait of iconic London muse Laylah explored the theme of a Snake Goddess overlooking a pit of males intertwined with snakes.
When Mistress Kelle Martina saw this she was very interested in being portrayed as the Goddess and a commissioner kindly stepped forward to make her dream come true. It was not an exact copy, though the resulting portrait was similar most obviously being this time in colour. Instead of the wand she now teases one of the snakes with her fingers and the number of males has been reduced to concentrate more on the Goddess herself.
Here is Mistress Kelle receiving the portrait as a Christmas present in 2014.
Which do I prefer? Neither – the subject in both is beautiful in her own way and the paintings developed according to different inspiration.
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