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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Verses 3 and 4 of "The Lady of Shalott"

This is the base sketch, covering aspects of the verses, which I then obliterated as before :D
"By the margin, willow veil'd,
Slid the heavy barges trail'd
By slow horses, and unhail'd
The shallop flitteth silken-sail'd
Skimming down to Camelot:
But who hath seen her wave her hand?
Or at the casement seen her stand?
Or is she known in all the land,
The Lady of Shalott?"
(Who hath seen her...)

"Only reapers, reaping early,
In among the bearded barley
Hear a song that echoes cheerly
From the river winding clearly;
Down to tower'd Camelot;
And by the moon the reapers weary,
Piling sheaves in uplands airy,
Listening, whisper, "Tis the fairy
The Lady of Shalott."
(Listening, whisper....)

Not very practised at male faces, but have to keep trying...and there is Sir Lancelot amongst others still to come :D
Enjoy :D XXX


  1. Great painting and drawing, the male faces are wonderful, too.

  2. They look excellent male faces to me ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  3. They look super good to me.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  4. It's good to see your paintings, Gina. Lots to learn from your pics of paintings in different stages. The Lady of Shallot and the background looks great.

  5. Oh....I had to comment here about your Sketch Book Tour dedicated to your Dad..It made me happy and think of my own Dad and Mom. Dad , I lost when I was 16, Mom I lost last November to cancer. The world is not the same without them.

    1. Thank you for such a lovely compliment. I hoped sharing those memories would help people find their happy memories too. It is too easy these days to remain focussed on what took them from us, rather than why we loved them so much :D XXX

  6. Beautiful and I love the progression as you created these pages. She looks so thoughtful and your dudes are not bad at all!

  7. I love your sketches Gina. Great that you are showing the process, I feel insired by you and may get the paints out tonight!

  8. Inspired I meant, no not on the wine yet waiting for friday to roll on

  9. so wonderful how you paint the verses and bring them to life !! Now I havhe seen her ;)

  10. HAppy easter

    bunny girl

    will come back and look at your postcard when tis posted,

  11. Gina, fantastic! Love her! How she has her eyes shut, beautiful and I think you did the male faces very well! You always put so much expression into eyes! Have a wonderful day ;o)

  12. This is wonderful Having looked at all your pages of this poem I really like the journaling you have done to fit in. I really like you faces too.
    May I ask (sorry if you have said already) what are you using for these pages (colouring in wise)

    Love Dawn