Mistress Adrienne, a resident of New York and a great lover of the opera is here shown relaxing at one of her favourite operas, Richard Strauss’ Salome. She gazes at us imperiously, showing off her stylish red heels on the balcony.
The style is something of an experiment, deliberately looser in feel to give the impression of immediacy .
Here Domina Sara is shown cuckolding two of her favourite submissives.
In her hand she dangles a key to their chastity, while they grovel at her feet and admire her beautiful seamed stockings.
The “bull ” has been left deliberately faceless so as not to take the attention away from her. For indeed the “bulls” are many but there is only one Domina Sara.
I have now made it a rule that I will take the last month of the year off from commissions, as much as possible, and make some paintings or drawings just for my own satisfaction. These might be strange ideas that have come to me that would just never be commissioned or revisions of previous artworks that I felt I could improve on.
Last December I returned to an old Leg Show illustration which I thought was a great idea but had always felt it did not hang together well and looked unfocussed.
There were too many elements vying for attention that I felt it needed recomposing and sorting out. So I asked the stunning Ms Rebecca Knox to pose for the profile one day when she was here in London.
So this is the revision. You may wonder why bother if it is already done – and half-way through I did to – but I do think it is an improvement on the original now. There are quite a few small changes but the most significant is the main light is on her face and human flower pot stand in the background is brought forward for contrast.
I found a buyer for the painting almost immediately.
Well, you choose which you prefer – both have their own qualities.
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.
Mistress Tess here exercises her control over her fur coat stand (the commissioner of the portrait) by means of an electric device which communicates with his chastity cage. Of course such a shock could well threaten to topple the heels balancing neatly on the silver trays hanging from his shoulders. As in the previous commission , Mistress Tess is dressed in furs and, of course, her favoured Louboutin heels.
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This commission was originally conceived as a watercolour in the “classic” monochrome look but the subject suggested a bluish tone as if the scene is lit by moonlight.
It is evening.
Mistress Ayn from Atlanta, Georgia looks out at us, wearing a glamorous tight-fitting dress, as she leads her slave upstairs an old mansion.
The light of the moon floods into the vestibule below.
The night’s pleasures await.
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 …”