Hylas and the Nymphs 1896, J.W. Waterhouse

Hylas and the Nymphs 1896

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“Cleopatra 651888″ oil on Canvas. – J.W.Waterhouse

“Cleopatra 651888″ oil on Canvas. J.W. Waterhouse

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J.W. Waterhouse, “The Magic Circle.”

The magic Circle

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I declare this week to “Waterhouse-Week” on The Smudgemaster.

 

A Song of Springtime- John William Waterhouse.

I love the painting of J.W. Waterhouse, I thought I would share one of his paintings each day this week. Lets start off with “A Song of Springtime.”

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Bill

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Still-life Bottle and Snail Shell

Bottle and Snail shell-web

 

Ok, this seems like a cheater post because I posted this picture “almost finished” last week, but it turned out pretty good so I just wanted to show it here in it’s final state. I started a drawing for a friend of mine, I’m trying to use charcoal for the soft shadows, so far it’s pretty interesting. I’m really enjoying drawing with charcoal, it’s almost like painting. Pushing around the charcoal and white chalk on paper is addictive. The “At Auction” to the right was drawing using Charcoal, black and white chalk.

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Bill

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What’s on my Esel.

almost finished

I’ve been working on this on and off for a couple of months now (mostly off). I this is one of the paintings I needed to get finished before I start concentrating on polishing up my portfolio. I’ll try to get this done this week, I think I have a good chance of completing it and then moving on to drawing something for a friend of mine.

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Bill

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FleaMarket Sketch

FleaMarket-Lessing-29.03.14

 

I was at a flea-market with my children on the weekend and since my son was the “Boss” and I was just there to set up and organize things a little, I decided to take a long my sketchbook that I had bought in winter. I have two sketchbooks, one is for my imaginative sketching and one is for sketching from life. Since I was along for the ride I took advantage of the situation and sketched what I saw. The flea-market was inside my son’s school building, we had a great time and I bought the kids a steady supply of chocolate cup cakes and cake that they were selling there also. All the funds for the cake went toward the school.

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Bill

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The more Dangerous of the Species

 

 

 

The more Dangerous of the species-Paint-web

I said a couple of posts ago that I wanted to get back to my roots (fantasy / Sci-fy). This I consider the first step. I also want to get back to digital painting, partly for logistical reasons. I still love to paint with a brush and canvas and I still will, but I will marketing myself as a digital artist (portfolio) for now on. Maybe someday I will come back to analogue painting when I’m faster. There’s nothing like holding your painting in your hands or hanging it on the wall when your finished, but for other reasons, I will be going digital (the dark side). Anyway this was done in Artrage.

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Bill

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Male Back Study Watercolor-Pastel

 

Male Study-2 in watercolor and Pastel-web

Here’s another watercolor-pastel-study. Hopefully I’ll have a painting to show next week, I’ll have to paint more and play “Candy-Crush” less. I think I’ll try this on a different kind of paper. The watercolor paper has a great tooth, but it’s almost too porous.

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Bill

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Male Study in Watercolor and Pastel

Male Study in watercolor and Pastel-web

Continuing the Watercolor-Pastel thing this week. I hope to be getting a painting done this week, but then again maybe not. I used a mirror for this one (I wish), I sort of exaggerated on the pectorals though. Some how my stomach doesn’t look like that either, oh well.

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Bill

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