Welcome to mitchmen gateway

Welcome to mitchmen.com, home of Mitchell's Gay Art.

This is my permanent gateway site.
I usually post here once a month, art and photos in praise of male beauty, strictly vanilla.
There's a link in the sidebar to a small public gallery of vanilla drawings by me (gallery last updated Feb 2019).
If you have problems with the link please read this notice.

You can find my more intense and frank work via my regular 'mitchmen' blog
(where I show my own pictures mixed with articles on other gay artists and images that excite me).

There's a 'Gallery Hub' tab at that blog which has onward links to:-
- All the official mitchmen galleries,
- The mitchmen mailing list (for the latest pictures and stories)
- The permanent mitchmen archive at Adonis Male.

I welcome comments from visitors but please avoid adult references,
I can't approve remarks which are not consistent with the vanilla format of this site
and unfortunately I can't edit your contributions!

Thank you for your interest and support.
Mitchell (Jan 2024).

Monday 1 June 2020

Silent Reflection

Gabriel Garbow - Silent Reflection
At this time of year thoughts turn to lazy days in and around water.
(in the Northern Hemisphere at least!)

Actually, the cool palette in this image does not conjure up a sunny day,
which makes the title seem all the more appropriate.

This seems like a natural pool in a wooded glade. 
A place of escape from the worries and pressure of life,
and the exhausting need to constantly enjoy and experience.

The serenity of the swimmer's face shows his calm pleasure
in simply doing nothing, a rich man indeed.

This artist has a passion for watery subjects
 including an obvious admiration for Scott-Tuke 
I suppose it's a bit chocolate-boxy but then again,
Who doesn't like chocolate once in a while?

Actually, there's possibly an allusion here to Millais' 'Ophelia'
which would assign a much darker overtone to both image and title.