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 

 

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

 

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

The Sultana – an oriental fantasy

In this fantasy commissioned by the redoubtable Mrs Weltsova we see her represented as a sultana in the courtyard of an oriental palace with lamps casting golden light onto a turquoise pool surrounded by marble arches and exotic foliage.
She is disciplining a slave from her harem – a hermaphrodite – beautifully wrapped in silks and satins, locked into position on the top of her cage.  The sultana’s dusky accomplice chooses a whip and relishes the chance to impose a severe lashing on the slave’s tender flesh.
Mrs Weltsova herself is finely dressed as a ruthless sultana in deep saffron robe and simple but elegant head-dress.
But there are onlookers – a pampered cheetah gazes on from its own bed, and who is that in a beret sitting at the easel? Is it Sardax himself painting the scene?

Visit Mrs Weltsova’s own site to learn more about this extraordinary mistress.

The Sardax Fairytales

This recent series – made for Japanese magazine “Goddess love” (女神の愛) takes the theme of traditional fairytales where the main female character is played by a world-famous mistress.

Mistress Darcy as Snow White. This painting has been featured already  here.
She has captured her handsome prince in the little cottage and is preparing to take him from behind, to the great amusement of the seven dwarves surrounding her.

Mistress Eleise de Lacy as Rapunzel. She takes great delight in teasing the prince who has climbed the tower and is obviously entranced by the long tresses.

Mistress Chloe NY as Red Riding Hood. The ‘Big Bad Wolf’ stands no chance against this red-booted mistress. Together they will go to grandma’s cottage where they will open her basket and play with her toys!

Mistress Nikki Whiplash as Cinderella -making the prince sniff one glass slipper while he worships the other. Her coach in the background leaves us in no doubt of her kinky propensities.

If you live in Japan you can buy the present issue -No 14 – from Amazon.
Regrettably the magazine cannot be bought overseas.

Portrait of Mistress Venus 2


A while back I received a commission for an unusually shaped portrait of the legendary Mistress Venus .
She and the client were both happy with this and two more have followed since. The second one shows a fiendish piece of furniture into which the commissioner is firmly secured (dressed before as a maid). Around his head is strapped a leather nosebag stuffed full of the mistress’s fragrant stockings. On the wall hang others – equally as fragrant – belonging to Mistress Venus’s colleagues.
And what does Mistress Venus have in her hand? A remote control device that communicates to his lower organs, maybe, as we see by his petrified eyes above the nosebag and the amount of excitement collecting in the flask below.

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