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William McGregor Paxton, Tea Leaves.

Due to life getting in the way of drawing and painting, I don’t have anything to show this week. Sooo, I introduce you to an artist that I just discovered for myself: William McGregor Paxton. Tea Leaves is the title of this painting, as if the seated woman would be trying to read her future at the bottom of her cup. Beautifully rendered and is reminiscent of Vermeer, who he looked to for inspiration.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Hunters returning in the snow from Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

 

Lets get into the winter spirit with a beautiful painting from Pieter Bruegel the Elder. It hasn’t snowed here yet, but we’re hoping to go sledding soon.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm,

Bill

 

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Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl, The Souls of Acheron (1898)

Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl was an Hungarian artist known for historical and mythological painting, particularly of subjects pertaining to Ancient Rome. Some of his major history paintings have been lost, and many of his smaller works were retained by his heirs until the early 1980s. This is on of my favorite paintings from him, I like the subject matter and the composition. Hermes accompanying the dead in the underworld.

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Bill

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Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

This is an incredible inspiring short film by the talented Mr. Wernquist. Link to his Vimeo account: here.

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Bill

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Studies in Oil.

Circe Invidiosa- John William Waterhouse- 1892

Hi people,

It used to be that artists in training would copy another artists paintings. This was in a sense to absorb some of the essence of the masters ability to paint. Now I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now  and I’ve chosen the above painting to “copy.” Waterhouse is one of my favorite painters, I’ve even had a Waterhouse week last summer where I featured a different Waterhouse painting every day. I don’t really think I can absorb Mr. Waterhouse’s ability to paint but I will give my best to do this beautiful painting justice. I’ll be doing a weekly update thingy with my progress.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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A Hamadryad 1893, J.W. Waterhouse

A Hamadryad 1893

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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.”

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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