Sunday, June 29, 2008


I stayed up late last night to put the finishing touches to The Dominatrix, a couple of additional lines on the golden dildo that forms the handle of her purple velvet whip. The colors in this work are very different to those I've used for others in the series and I'm still not sure they don't verge on the garish, even though they suit the subject matter. I was becoming uncomfortable with the predictability of the palette for these Pop-inflected works. Since finishing The Terrorist, I've wanted to experiment with bolder hues.
I was going to take it easy today, to have a short break from painting. Then I remembered that I'm supposed to deliver two designs for Legends Rubbers condom tins tomorrow. I have a couple of ideas based on images I've collected from porn sites, including one in which a young woman strokes the heel of her stiletto as if... well, you get the idea. I've been warned against naked breasts and pudenda otherwise Woolworths and other major retailers will refuse to display them. However, as pretty much anything else goes, I'm determined to have some fun with them.

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