Saturday, June 13, 2009


This is one of my favorite recent covers, done for the book, Devilish Duke In My Bed, by Sophie Jordan, Avon Books. There is a very hot inside cover, too. The model was Suzanne Fogarty, one of the best models, who manages with grace and style to embody whatever sexy pose I ask for.
In this case I requested an auto-erotic feeling, as if she was getting turned on just from the thought of her lover. I did a lot of painting in this one to further that concept, turning up the heat and emphasizing her body writhing under the satin sheets. Her skin was made very pale and hair, very light blonde to contrast with the rich colors of the sheet and patterned background. I notice in my work of late, that I care less and less whether the background or setting makes sense in a literal way, but works in an artistic way to further the feeling of the piece. My thanks to Suzanne and Shirley Green, my photographer. Thanks also to Veronica Bennet, who keeps me on my toes and posting more regularly! Please visit her website for a treat, at :

Please leave your comments!


Veronica Bennet said...

James what can I say except thank you. If we want to amaze you could! Thanks thanks and thanks again.
The new image has beautiful color and about your web page on my site is ready, just let me have the pictures will do a good job, I promise.
Thank you and excuse my poor English.
I also have another proposal for you but you explain via email^-^.

James Griffin said...

Thank you, Veronica. I will try to post more often. Being busy is good for an artist!

Veronica Bennet said...

Hello james finally be able to answer your mail! I had a very busy weeks.
Good weekend

Veronica Bennet said...

James, so good?
I hope you are away on business^-^.

Check if you got my mail.


James Griffin said...

Hi Veronica, Thanks for asking. I have been very busy.
Also many visitors. I have a question for you, which I'll send by email.

Rebecca Hassan said...

this is simply mindblowing