Acrylic on24x30 stretched canvas.

You will see layers upon layers of paint on this.
So much to say about this Siren, my homage to J.W.Waterhouse. This painting began as a personalchallenge. I had painted faces and such but never a sea-nymph. Will write more about the process of painting this soon.

An artist friend said, some of the Masters, Maxfield Parish for example, used a heavy amount of varnish to create a depth of light and color to his paintings. So, I thought I would experiment with the high gloss medium. I used some interference blue paint that is gorgeous when the light hits it just so.
I like the result in this. Maybe if I took a HDR photo of this the viewer may see the color variation.

The eye was a huge challenge to paint

Below, you will find a Waterhouse image is to illustrate the inspiration for this painting.


harp, izzybeth, neutural, siren, waterhouse

Ever since the beginning of memory, I drew, painted, and crafted. As a child, above our family couch was a painting of lush woods and trail leading to a cottage house. I followed the trail with my mind’s eye and invented a family that lived in the cottage. Sometimes I would ”sit“ under a painted tree and imagine the world of the painting. My orientation shifted, I was no longer sitting on the couch, I was under the artfully rendered tree. This was the beginning of a love affair with art.

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 5 years ago

    I think it’s splendid Izzybeth…really lovely work…

  • Thank you Janis.

    – izzybeth

  • izzybeth
    izzybethalmost 5 years ago

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 5 years ago

    Supurbly done izzy

  • Thank you, I will be writing a bitty about the process in which I make this.
    stay tuned… K?

    – izzybeth

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralalmost 5 years ago

    It definately has an old world master kind of look to it. I do wish I could see it in person, you can tell there is something special about the way it capttures the light. Beautiful!!!!

  • IThank you so much. I a happy you like her. It is part of a Homage to J.W. Waterhouse series I want to explore. See the image to the right?

    – izzybeth

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralalmost 5 years ago

    Oh yeah, I of course know that painting…but didn’t notice it when I was here earlier. Man, I am barely here today I think….

  • Oh, it is o k sweetheart, I wanted to illustrate similarities and the differences in the painting. I had not placed the link to the Waterhouse, previously. I just wanted to illustrate the sililarities and the differences. Thank you again.

    – izzybeth

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoalmost 5 years ago

    yes love your work and style izzy

  • Reynaldo, thank you very much. Appreciate it.

    – izzybeth

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKalmost 5 years ago

    GReat work Izzy :) Try it with the HDR too :)

    Great Hugs ))

  • Ok I will give it a go in the morning. Thanks for the encouragement.

    – izzybeth

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful work
    i love Waterhouse

  • Thanks I can tell by your avatar that you like Waterhouse!!! His work is so beautiful.

    – izzybeth

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgatealmost 5 years ago

    Beautifully done Izzybeth, so sensual and rich!

  • Thank you so very much. and nice to meet you.

    – izzybeth

  • Thank you so very much.

    – izzybeth

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 5 years ago

    so romantic, so beautiful izzybeth :) x

  • Thanks so much, Karin. I am glad you like it.

    – izzybeth

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