Artwork by Alyne WHiteswan
I love the Old Masters and the videos I’ve watched in the Old masters Academy. I am working towards a professional career, painting and drawing every day and learning. My work is mostly feminine archetypes and myths and fairy tales, but I moving towards something more.
I am mostly a narrative artist and recently took on a commission that is a scene from Homer’s Odyssey. It is a manly theme and I took to the anatomy books and worked hard to get the figures right, but now I wish I had the skills to make it great. It’s in the middle so I can fix it now.
I love to do portraits as well and I love the dark moody styles of the Dutch Masters. I am planning a new portfolio that I hope will get my work into a gallery here and online, and my ideas involve an Old Masters style with a bit of surrealism or the mystical. I have many ideas, but want to create a cohesive body of work in this style.
I’m not sure how many paintings of mine you want to see, but I have a photo of the challenging commission here of Odysseus slaying the Suitors. Not my wheelhouse, but it is a growth experience.
I think there’s a problem with the composition because I tend to work dark and my friend wanted it lighter, so I’m in a quandary… I can see other mistakes in the photo. I want it to be good for my friend.
Thank you so much for this opportunity,