The Paint Job (Part 1)
Date: 11/30/2019, Categories: Gay, Author: RobertFurlong, Source: LushStories
With the current fashion for newlyweds to have their wedding night nuptials committed to canvas, I have become familiar with sketching hesitant couples alongside their conjugal beds. Painting such tender moments presents a fascinating artistic challenge and I've developed a reputation for capturing the mood of the marital suite with discretion and sensitivity. What I hadn't anticipated was that, inevitably perhaps, one day the happy couple asking for my services would turn out to be two men. My first instinct was to say no to the two soon-to-be grooms: I really didn't want to sketch two naked men consummating their marriage, one behind the other. It wasn't a matter of principle - simply a matter of artistic taste. I didn't find the joining of two male bodies aesthetically appealing and felt that I wouldn't be able to depict this wholly masculine form of sex with the same sense of intimacy and passion that has earned me so many recommendations from my heterosexual clients. But when I told my wife of my misgivings she was quick to warn me against a flat refusal. "There was a case of a hotel or a cake shop or something," she informed me, "where the owners refused to serve two gay men. They were taken to court and they lost a lot of money through it. You can't discriminate just because you don't agree with something." "It's not that I don't agree with it," I quickly clarified. "What two gay blokes get up to is their own business. It's just that I'm not sure I can paint it how ...