Friday, April 24, 2015

New Study of a Waterhouse Painting

I am such a fan of John William Waterhouse and recently found, through someones blog, a painting of his that I just fell in love with.  I ask the lady if she could tell me about the painting and she gave me the title, "I'm Half Sick of Shadows" said the Lady of Shalott.  This is my study in oil of his painting from 1916.

I had to paint it because, for some reason, I had this connection with her.  I could feel her frustration from working with her tapestry and only having a certain time to work on the detail of the piece.  I can't imagine what it would have been like using a setup like she had.

At first I thought the view behind her was a window, but upon closer observation, I realized it was a mirror and the view was a reflection from the other side of the room.  I had a wonderful time working on this piece and it will be displayed proudly in my studio.  I would love to give credit to the blogger that I found out about this from, so if your out there and read this, please leave me a comment so I can let everyone know where my information came from and link your blog.   Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

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