Monday, May 10, 2010

Waterhouse's Shelley Sketches

Initial Sketches for The Siren; Vanity; Medea in Jason and Medea; Ariadne; A Listener in A Tale from the Decameron; Penelope and the Suitors on the end-papers and leaves of The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Routledge and Sons, London & New York, 1880
Pencil on paper book leaves


painter said...

These are wonderful

They expose the germ of the painting. Often they are more powerful than a oil that has been "slaved" over for months.

The energy jumps from this sketchbook.


Hermes said...

I was 'taught' to judge a great artist by their drawing skills (always look at the hands I was told) and these struck me as pretty damn good.