Thirteen Things about Kim Rees1….
The Sorceress ~ 1913. I’m co-founder of a group of writers called the Daughters of Circe. This image forms a part of our logo. And I really would love to have hair that colour!
2… The Magic Circle ~ 1886. I just want to write a story around this one. The beautiful dressed sorcerer with her wild hair, chickens and crows *grin*
3… Dolce Far Niente ~ 1880. It means ‘It’s sweet doing nothing’, which is perfect for this blog, LOL. It’s also posted on the Daughters of Circe blog as a part of May Madness
Ulysses and the Sirens ~ 1891. Have to admit, I’ve always been obsessed about Greek myths since I was very small and constantly read Enid Blyton’s take on it, LOL
The Siren ~ 1900. She looks so graceful sitting on that outcrop of very jagged rock… LOL I could still stare at it for a good long while though, just for her skin and the silver glint of her tail. *grin*
The Crystal Ball (with Skull) ~ 1902. The feel of the fabric, the way he’s painted the tiles… *sigh* Even the skull is cool, LOL
A Tale from the Decameron ~1916. I like the girl on the far left. Yadda, Yadda, heard it all before *smirk*
Consulting the Oracle ~ 1882 I originally started looking at Waterhouse again this week because of this painting. I was hunting for images of Delpi and this popped up.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci ~1893. I studied Keats at college. Much prefer looking at this painting though… though just reading the poem again, it actually gave me chills, LOL
Boreas ~ 1902. I could happily stare at this one all day. I love the colours and the incredible folds of that slate blue material.
Hylas and the Nymphs ~1896. This has what I’ve always loved about Waterhouse since I first saw his painting: the incredible luminscience of his subjects’ skin.
The Danaides ~ 1903. Second most favourite painting. Not a very pleasant myth… but if you have to pour water endlessly, then pouring it with those jars wouldn’t be so bad 😉
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33 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen #8 – Paintings”
I absolutely love art and these pieces are some of the best. :o)
You posted some of my favorite paintings! 😀
#s 1, 6, 9, 10 and 13 are so beautiful!!! Excellent masterpieces!
I just realized how much I enjoy visiting on WW and TT that I gave you the ol bookmark. Just wonderful works of art. Thank you so much for sharing.
Be well and enjoy the day
#’s 10 & 13 are my favorite. Great TT.
Come check mine out.
I’d never seen any of these, but I really liked seeing them. I’m getting into mythology so many of these paintings really appeal to me.
Loved this TT post, Kim. I’m a big Waterhouse fan. His work is so beautiful, softly striking and wistful.
Great post! I LOVE the images, thank you so much for sharing them. 🙂
Wow those are gorgeous! I think I may have to add him to my list of favorite painters!
Those were some lovely paintings!
and i can’t spell or type
GReat pics Kim. They are uite inspiring and I do need to write 🙂
I know everyone of those paintings and love them all. Two I even have hanging in my house.
I love Boreas. And the Miranda and the Tempest one.
Love all thosepaintings…
Just gorgeous…I adore Waterhouse, but I think my favorite is probably “The Lady of Shalott”—such melancholy and I love the greens and golds. I was thrilled to see some I’m not familiar with…I must spend more time studying for them; they are magnificent.
Thank you! I love his stuff, too, (esp. La Belle Dame Sans Merci) but I always forget to include him when I’m making a list of my favorite artists.
I loved these, I hadn’t seen any before, thanks for putting them together.
I love Waterhouse as well. I love Miranda.
I’m only familiar with a couple of these paintings – I guess I should have paid more attention during Art History back in college – but they’re all beautiful. And I wish I had that hair color too. 🙂
I can see why you like these paintings so much. #6 is amazing!
Wonderful TT! I love the one with the nymphs.
you’re so right about #13. not to be compared at all, but my grandmother painted a similar painting for me that’s hanging above my bed. there’s something somber and meditative about it. also love the crystal ball painting. great list! thanks for sharing!
It’s a toss up between #2 and #13…but I’m also partial to redheads 🙂
Wow, Kim, that is one painter I could really dig. You’ve managed to get my mind churning tonight; thanks! I love being inspired.
Wow, those were nice. I love when someone does something a little different like this
I love Waterhouse! My favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott (on boat), but he has made so many beauties…
My TT lists the 13 goals of a witch, with my thoughts on them.
The blues in Boreas are just so good. Great that it reappeared after being missing for so long too.
Hylas and the Nymphs has always been a favourite of mine. Pretty list!
great artwork. I especially like that last one.
Beautiful!!! You are going to make me a fan!
Mines up, has to do with the scavenger hunt on my blog
I really liked the paintings,i would love someone to paint me like one of them.
I am also a fan of Greek myths and Enid Blyton 🙂
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