This painting is called ‘Thou Hast Dove’s Eyes’.
I really enjoy the Pre Raphaelite artists, Byrne-Jones, Waterhouse, and several others. I also love the work of Maxfield Parrish–his work has the same look. Early in my artistic journey I started experimenting and soon found that this style had everything that I wanted to emulate. What excited me was the possibility of using symbolism and creating a story within the paintings. I have painted several paintings in this style, a style that when done properly, is very time consuming. I put detail into every little leaf, every jewel, every feather——-Some of my large, detailed paintings have taken up to 4 months to complete.
I will always love the Medieval style, and will probably create more paintings using these techniques.
At this time—2013-I find myself exploring a lot. I am experimenting with mixed media, the art nouveau style, etc. It is very much a learning time once again. In my next journal writings I will talk about what I have been learning and creating as I go through these changes.