Daughter of Conflict
Daughter of Conflict print Double Matted and Unmatted
Signed and numbered limited edition 300
Acrylic on gessoed watercolor board
Daughter was the cover for Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress Vol. X. My assignment was to depict a professional warrior, admirable, but truly deadly. Unfortunately, my model had never handled a sword. She weilded it like a tennis racket. So, I put her in fencing gear and taught her about swordplay. A quick study, she was soon scoring points against me. On a break in the action, she relaxed into the pose you see, comfortable with the blade, proud of herself, and self confident. I took up my camera and said, "OK, now look me in the eyes and lean toward me. Look like you mean it." It was perfect. Jennifer, my favorite model - she always got it done.