"The Siren" Picture

I wanted to put this under "Fan art," but DA was being crap so I couldn't.

For this assignment I had to do a copy-painting of a master's art. I chose to do part of "The Siren" by John William Waterhouse. He is one of my favorite Pre-Raphaelite painters.

The original can be seen here: [link]

The story behind the Sirens is, they were water spirits who dwelled in the ocean and with their voices and instruments they would entice sailors to them. The sailors would ultimately die of drowning, as seen in the complete "The Siren" by J.W. Waterhouse.

In my piece, I only painted the Siren herself. As you can see by her lack of face, this is unfinished. It was fun to do, though. I'm sad I had to cover her right hand with harp strings, because I think I painted that well.

Medium: oil on canvas

Art (c) Rain-drop
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