Thursday, February 25, 2010


This is an another in my series of Forces Of Nature, that I've been working on slowly for years. The idea is to embody the particular Force in a woman. It's an ancient tradition, but of course, I give it my own style. In this image, I was imagining the figure of Winter as dancing and delighting in her frigid powers. Earlier versions of this had her looming over a small, snowed in town, but I like it better with just her, playing with the flying snowstorm.
People in much of the world have been seeing plenty of her magic this year!
The model was Heidi Bailey, Shirley Green studio and Sharon Spiak, costume.
Please leave your comments!


Veronica Bennet said...

Beautiful image James!
You get it right you know. Even before reading what you wrote I thought that conveys strength and power. I love the color blue and the background effects are fantastic.
Let me tell you that this picture would be perfect for the cover of a novel that I will buy in March. This is "Winter Desire" of Amanda McIntyre. The story would fit perfectly with the image.


James Griffin said...

Hi Veronica, Good to hear from you!
I'm so glad you like the image of Winter. It's one of my favorites in the series. I looked at the book you mentioned. I'm not sure the book and my image are well matched, because the book seems to be about erotiscm, while my image is more of a fantasy concept. I'm planning on doing an oil paint version of this one, similar to what I did for Fall, ( which I'll be posting next).
As always, thank you for your sweet comments and I hope everything is going well for you in Modena!
Ciao, James

Famous Artists said...

I appreciate the labor you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.

Veronica Bennet said...

Hi James, you're right about eroticism. Is an erotic novel but is the story of a woman with a great power, a story that lasts over time. That's why I thought to this book. Your woman is the image of strength. Force destined to never disappear, just as the protagonist.
Realized to oil I think would be even more beautiful!!!

Here in Modena's all right even though I have no news to tell, unfortunately ...
However I know I have patience and wait.

Have a nice day

Eleni Konstantine said...

Once again, fabulous work James. Absolutely love the concept and the colours.

James Griffin said...

Eleni, Thank you so much for you beautiful comment! It's nice to hear that my art is appreciated.

Rebecca Hassan said...


James Griffin said...

Thank you, Rebecca! You compliment is much appreciated.

James Griffin said...

Thank you for you nice comment! I will do my best!