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I did this ink drawing back in 1992 for fun after I learned a time consuming process of simply making ink dots while in my Graphic Arts class. I loved the outcome of this so much that I had it framed. I happened to see it a few days ago and decided to photograph it—to share with all of you.

A mistress is a man’s long term sexual partner and companion. Historically, the term has denoted a kept woman who is maintained in a comfortable (or even lavish) lifestyle by a wealthy man so that she will be available for his sexual pleasure; essentially a kind of highly expensive, single-client prostitute. Today however, it is used primarily to refer to the companion of a man who is married to another woman; in the case of an unmarried man it is usual to speak of a girlfriend or partner. The relationship is generally stable and at least semi-permanent; however, the couple do not live together openly.

Historically a man kept a mistress. As the term implies, he was responsible for her debts and provided for her in much the same way as he did his wife. In more recent and emancipated times, it is more likely that the mistress has a job of her own, and is less, if at all, financially dependent on the man. It is not uncommon for a man to have acknowledged children by his mistress.

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alone, ink, intrigue, mistress, mystery, sensual, sexy, solitude, woman

Comments

  • kari
    karialmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful job!!!

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 7 years ago

    Nice work

  • Catherine Crimmins
    Catherine Crim...almost 7 years ago

    fantastic work.. how long did it take to do this?

  • Daniel  Rarela
    Daniel Rarelaalmost 7 years ago

    mmmm i love this…. pen and ink was something i delved into only occassionally…. and pointillism was something i had very little patience with, but you’ve created something very intriguing here! the graphic nature of this image and the stark “lighting” of it gives it a very old school comic book feel… nice work!

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganalmost 7 years ago

    very educational…………I really love this ………..the phone is so symbolic in this type of relationship too………..well done
    xkc

  • Lloyd Harvey
    Lloyd Harveyover 6 years ago

    Thank your for sharing this great piece of work with us!

  • Bruce  Watson
    Bruce Watsonover 6 years ago

    It holds up well. I can see a face where the lamp is – a bit like an Easter Is. statue.

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettover 6 years ago

    Wonderful design, I really like this one.

  • Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
    Belinda "Billy...over 6 years ago

    O0ve it so much!

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    Love this, stunning piece, love the mysteriousness in this, magnificent. Congrats on this being Featured on the Art Page

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