Miranda (Prompt and Painting by John William Waterhouse)

By: Shalymar P. "Miranda," by John William Waterhouse This is a portrait form the Romantic artist, John William Waterhouse. Waterhouse is acclaimed for his paintings depicting characters of Greek mythology, Arthurian legend, and Shakespearean plays. This piece presents Miranda, from Shakespeare’s, “The Tempest.” Here, Miranda is gazing to the dark stormy sea as her father’s … Continue reading Miranda (Prompt and Painting by John William Waterhouse)

Sea Spell (Prompt and Portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

By: Shalymar P. "Sea Spell," by Dante Gabriel Rossetti This is an oil painting by Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, named, “A Sea-Spell.” According to Rossetti’s brother, William, is a painting depicting, “a siren, or sea fairy, whose lute summons a sea-bird to listen, and whose song will prove fatal to some fascinated … Continue reading Sea Spell (Prompt and Portrait by Dante Gabriel Rossetti)

Preserved (Painting by Akaine Kramarik and Prompt)

By Shalymar P. Akaine is a much more contemporary artist most famous for her portrait, “Prince of Peace,” a painting depicting Christ’s face looking straight at the viewer. Besides Akaine’s portraits of Jesus, she has done landscapes as well, as this one “Preserved.” Now in honesty, I had read the caption associated with painting, but … Continue reading Preserved (Painting by Akaine Kramarik and Prompt)