Portrait of Goddess Virgin

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This depiction of Goddess Virgin started many months back with a thought of a road of banknotes thrown down for a mistress by adoring admirers. (Yes they aren’t the right colour for banknotes, I know)
The idea then developed into a road paved with gold, and by extension to the Yellow Brick Road from the Wizard of Oz.
Then how would this Goddess look in a Dorothy costume, made subtly sexy by black leather gloves, a basket containing chains and collars etc.
In her right hand a riding whip , in her left that ever ubiquitous lifeline – the mobile phone.
Following her some way back struggling to keep up – a human ‘Toto’. The Lion looks on with stiff tail but the Tin man and Scarecrow are just resting in the field, having a quiet smoke -too exhausted to notice!

Portrait of Goddess Cleo

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Three portraits in one – a triptych. Goddess Cleo is a mistress of many skills so for this portrait we came up with the unusual idea of presenting her in three of her favourite activities; strap-on, foot worship and whipping, all taking place within a fantasy chamber.
I was particularly pleased in this that the likenesses for all three were near, as just one likeness is usually the most difficult stage of the portrait.

Goddess Cleo’s site 

Commissions are now being taken on for 2019

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