It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I love the Pre-Raphaelites. I was always drawn to the romance and color and beauty of this period of 19th Century art. Here I could find depictions of myths and chivalry... or just paintings entirely devoted to a single ethereal woman in what looked to me like fairy tale garb.
|My Pre-Raphaelite library.|
But wait! There's more!
|This also includes Pre-Raph-inspired novels as well. And there's still more than this and it |
continues to grow as we speak...
|Fred Stephens by William Holman Hunt. (1847)|
I've had a crush on this painting for
I don't know how long...
But thank God they left this one for me to see...
|The Lady of Shalott (1888), by JW Waterhouse.|
When I finally went back home to my mermaid painting, I decided it wasn't really so bad after all.
|Winged Mermaid, 1998. Gouache with chalk |
and colored pencils.
All this was before I properly discovered comic books... but that's another story.
But one thing led to another through the years and I began to like storytelling with word balloons. And sometimes the sillier the better.
|One of the many cartoons in the series |
"Morris Gets Plastered."
|Morris goes to Iceland--as Ned imagines it.|