Circe Picture

The finished (finally -after four years) reproduction of J.W. Waterhouse's (pre-raphealite) painting Circe. This is four feet tall, two feet wide, painted in oil with varnish and copal as my mediums. I changed her face a little to suit my tastes more and took some liberties with the sea monster beneath her feet. I am so glad to have finished this though, as I had given up on her for almost two years. The image depicts the sorceress from greek mythology who turned Ulysses's men into pigs and trapped them on the island for a year. However, because there is a serpent beneath her, I am guessing this painting illustrates a scene from when she was scorned by a man for another woman - a woman she then turned into a sea monster.

*Was photographed by a professional - so this image is quite an upgrade from the crooked washed out photo I took with my old cell phone!
Died and Born of the Sea
Let No Joyful Voice Be Heard
The Almighty: Norse