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sbeckett
03-16-2010, 12:58 AM
The Lady in a boat, that is.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Mar-2010/52029-ShalottF.JPG
I'd had these 24X28 stretcher bars since I scavenged them in high school in about 1975. They're bigger than I can comfortaby use but I figured I'd finally put them to use on a copy. Started in Sept. thinking I'd crank it out in a month or so. And this time I'd spend more time gridding it and getting the drawing right. Well there were so many different source images, all cropped and colored differently, I based the layout mostly on a magazine spread, fudging and cropping til I'd accounted for the staple fold and the ratio I had to work with. Things were well along when issues showed up. The boat/tapestry are too short, the lap/gunwale line is too long, as are her thighs. her stretched arm is too short.
Discouraging stuff that made it harder and harder to come back to. Always some new detail, some values or color to be revisited. Then you have to step back and think now they composed/imagined these things before good photography. And his is 6.5' wide! Goish.

some process shots
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Mar-2010/52029-ShalottA.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Mar-2010/52029-ShalottC.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Mar-2010/52029-ShalottD.JPG
Steve
http://beckettoils.blogspot.com/

sidbledsoe
03-16-2010, 08:02 AM
Good job on a painting that I would like to do also being my favorite
pre-raph painting and based on my favorite poem too!
"Lancelot mused a little space
He said, "She has a lovely face;
God in his mercy lend her grace,
The Lady of Shalott." A.L.T.

Freesail
03-17-2010, 09:17 PM
I will second what has been said, very nice work, good painting.

Prunesquallor
03-19-2010, 06:22 AM
That's lovely!

chan90
01-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Excellent! Well done. Captured the mode of the painting quite well, I think!

kaisorn
01-28-2012, 07:31 AM
good job

Bolan
04-18-2012, 05:52 AM
Loreena McKennitt sings the poem; I can recommend having a listen.

Waterhouse's style is very hard to properly capture. You've done very well.

Jan5
04-29-2012, 04:57 PM
I like your work very much. Jan 5

lindajane
05-13-2012, 01:27 PM
I think you have done an outstanding job!

SMViolano
06-19-2012, 02:38 AM
Fantastic job on one of my favorite paintings. Bravo!

babysmama
06-25-2012, 12:05 AM
I love your beautiful painting of The Lady. I went with my mentor, Johnnie Liledahl to London to study. We stood in front of the original "Lady" for an hour, studying her. johnnie had studied her in depth. it was fascinating to see the human touches in the painting. the reeds had been moved and you could see alot of his changes. You did a lovely job!

amankumar242
07-12-2012, 08:20 AM
These paintings are really impressive. These paintings tells everything about the painter itself. Each portion is so vibrant that one cannot move his eyes away from this art work.

Sana Almimar
09-03-2012, 09:03 AM
This is a wonderful work ..Bravo !!!!!!!

Karman
02-04-2013, 04:23 AM
very lovely ...

Maria del Valle
02-19-2013, 07:44 AM
I like your work!!