Portrait of “Mistress V”

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This commission from a lifestyle couple draws its inspiration from Gothic romance, with its emphasis on horror and the darker aspects of the human imagination. “Mistress V” is a voracious reader of this genre and so she is here depicted as a Byronic heroine playing with a particularly cruel adaptation from the French Revolution.

Her submissive partner who commissioned this writes…

“Mistress V” is the subject of my adoration in a purely private capacity. Some years ago I fell at Her feet to persuade Her to fulfil fantasies by dispensing Her dominatrix gifts. Thankfully She conceded this to me and now this work worships Her in renewed vigour. Sardax has beautifully captured Mistress’ winning and knowing smile in a startling way, at once innocent yet dark in its depths. By converting my vague idea on Her gothic passion into a work of such beauty, you can almost overlook the terror awaiting the bound body as the eye moves across the scene to the wilderness beyond the window …”

A personal shrine

This personal shrine was an unusual and delightfully original commission.
The Lady M approached me asking for a set of drawings she could give to her beloved submissive as a birthday present.
After some discussion revolving around miniatures the idea of a medieval foldable triptych was considered.
It would be carried by her submissive whenever he was not near her – on holiday or on business, so it could always remind him of her, unfolded on a table or closet and knelt before it to adore her image – in effect a personal shrine.
In the centre panel Lady M, dressed in a medieval gown, looks out sternly at the viewer.
(for privacy I have added a digitally painted Venetian carnival mask to her face)
Behind her a medieval skyline and two nightingales perched on a bush sing merrily beside rose bushes from which long thorny stems grow through into the outer panels. On one side hangs a key, on the other a lock.
In the narrower panels her submissive is shown kneeling in a cell dressed in penitential robes reading from a book of devotional prayers, while in the other he is dressed in his female persona with wig and made-up, adoring his lady’s shoe.
The crystal ball and hourglass beside tell us that he is neither separated by time nor space from his mistress.
The frame had to be specially constructed to hold the three paintings.
This takes adoration to a new level. A totally unique work of art which only has meaning and value for the owners.
Many mistresses own a brand-name pair of shoes as a gift – how many can boast of a bespoke artwork, or even a shrine?

Portrait of Lady Salome

Lady Salome, a mistress from Germany, wished for a fantasy-based theme and taking her name as a starting-off point we thought of a head on a silver platter, though that seemed a little gruesome. A skull with tongue licking her feet seemed a better idea. She wears a rather fetishy medieval dress and carries a sword (perhaps of justice?) Behind her a traditional German castle and a small reference to the other Biblical Salome of a crucifix on the railings. In addition to the classic watercolour treatment a very thin layer of red ink was added to the hair and tongue of the skull.

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Lady Salome stands before the framed and hung painting

 

Thrones

The throne is a recurring motif in much of my art.

One of the first line drawings I made as Sardax was this goddess on a throne. This was actually sold as a limited run of postcards at the Skin Two shop back in the early nineties – if you bought one then you’re lucky ! Throughout the years the depiction of the mistress in her throne has been a useful way of displaying her regality and authority, raised up above her slaves , looking down . In this selection of portraits there are different types-some elaborate, some simple:-

Portrait of Maitresse Renee


Mistress Akella with the ermine


Laylah from Snake portraits

 

Cubicle 10

Slave P, who commissioned the previous artwork for Mistress Elita – “Dark dream” again asked her to define her own imaginative fantasy for this new creation.

Cubicle 10 is one of a series of booths in a facility specifically designed solely for female pleasure – a reversed glory-hole – where the female client would be separated from the men (or ladies)  assigned to them. A supervisor could check on all activity by closed-circuit TV monitors and provide assistance and direction through glass screens.

If such a facility exists in the world Mistress Elita would like to know more -if not we wait for a more enlightened age to introduce it!

See Mistress Elita’s personal website

Miss Harpsichord

For this commission London and Bristol based Miss Harpsichord chose the theme of “forced-bi” ,where she controls one man who is being forced to service another-for her pleasure rather than his. I have rarely produced something of this nature, but the subject intrigued me given the piquancy of the subject, as though she is physically the smallest she controls both men equally, regardless of their size.

Miss Harpsichord