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The Lady of Shalott

By dashinvaine
'I am half sick of shadows...'

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'.
charon.sfsu.edu/TENNYSON/TENNL…

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).
Image details
Image size
2224x2216px 1.4 MB
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L16
Shutter Speed
952380/100000000 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Apr 14, 2010, 5:21:50 PM
Published:
© 2010 - 2021 dashinvaine
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LouisCG's avatar

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

Amethyst-Phoenixx's avatar

This is breathtaking beautiful! Well done!

Anonymosse's avatar
Enchanting. The PR brotherhood were the real romantics. A lost age.
underzoin's avatar
I finally see the difference between digital art and just art.
RAWartcreations's avatar
hello nvidia.....
the best of nvidia,,,,,tanks
Laugh-Butts's avatar
Just read a Lady Shalott summary after this picture, trying to figure out who she is. What an interesting poem! Nice work! Now, I notice her weaving! 

WHAT A SHAME SHE CANNOT LOOK OUT
benbroady's avatar
Good choice with the window, really puts you there. Great work.
buffythewriter's avatar
This is amazing. I love it. 
ealair's avatar
Love it, especially her skin and her dress's details. Do you know Loreena McKennitt's version of Lord Tennyson's poem?
Dianna-Art's avatar
Wonderful work with fantastic details!
YuYuAmie's avatar
This is the loveliest painting I've ever seen.. qwq I love it :la: 
Also her face reminds me a lot of Shakira's.. XD just sayin. o3o
Sabz0r's avatar
ok I'm gonna be dead honest here. She looks so good cause she doesn't seem to give a 'crap' , her expression is priceless! Amazing
Winterthorn's avatar
This is incredibly beautiful! Nice work! 
gothiquemortician's avatar
Extraordinary,beautiful work!
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byron7's avatar
What a lovely painting.
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..
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SerenityStudios's avatar
This is beautiful!
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