Homage to William Draper

images73R503W8  Greek/Roman mythology was one of my first loves in reading…Bulfinch’s Mythology. By high school I was reading Ovid, Cicero and Virgil in latin class. And so my fascination with mythological themes in Victorian Era art. Alma-Tadema, Bouguerau,  Leighton were the most celebrated. But my favorite was Herbert James Draper (1863-1920)the-kelpie


Studying and copying his techniques was my access to learning to paint. So it is fitting that I am turning back to his example in preparing some new compositions of my own. I think my next figure painting will be an homage to Draper.

Don’t you love the way Draper’s figures tend to “drape” over rocks?




January 25, 2014 Comments Off on Homage to William Draper Talking About Painting

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