Oil on board, 60x60cm.
I think this one is about finished now. For the main reference image used, I am indebted to former deviant 'melancholymannequin'. I thought her look particularly lent itself to Alfred Lord Tennyson's fay protagonist in the poem 'The Lady of Shalott'.
I wanted to evoke the paintings of the preraphaelites, who were also drawn to the theme. I could imagine the reference model in a painting by John William Waterhouse, or Frank Cadogan Cowper, or Edwin Austin Abbey (who would have appreciated the red and gold).
Loved the modeling of the cloth . The window in the background reminiscent of many gothic renaissance
renderings of landscapes in windows I particularly love poems of fairy and the Lady Shalott is one of my favorites. Although I would like to see some images for Christina Rossetti's the Goblin Market. for your consideration https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44996/goblin-market
The tiny details here and there are really fascinating.
That painting - I guessing, needed a considerable time in order to call it ready.
I love such kind of themes.
Lovely model too. She provokes that " I want to paint her" feeling..