Monday, July 6, 2009

Mountain Mists

Herbert Draper's Mountain Mists 

Final Painting

Oil Sketch

Figure Study


joe ackerman said...

blimey, that's gorgeous. I'm assuming it's got something to do with The Ring of the Nibelung? if so, is it part of a series?

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

The alternate title to this painting is Clyties of the Mist, painted in 1912. That seems to be a mythological reference, but Clytie was one individual water-nymph that transformed into a flower. So, I'm not sure of the plurality of the subject.

But it was a salon painting and not illustrating a story.
It's not a series, but he painted a number of other nymph subjects. I will post some of those as well.