“The Sirens” – Part 2

I have three beautiful 18″x36″ hardboard panels waiting to be painted and I think I will continue with the Greek myth theme I have been working on for the past few years but focus specifically on Homer’s The Odyssey. I know I have tried variations of “The Sirens” in the past, but I am hoping the different aspect ration of my painting surface will help me to envision it in a unique way. I am also going to use the “Golden Ratio” compositional device implemented by Da Vinci and other Renaissance artist in helping me to fine tune my composition. Here are a few more thumbnail compositions:

Sirens_Thumbnail_01

Sirens_Thumbnail_02

Sirens_Thumbnail_03

And with most of my previous painting projects, I like to see how other artist have tackled the same subject:

NC_Wyeth_Sirens
N.C. Wyeth

HJ_Draper_Sirens
H.J. Draper

Waterhouse_Sirens_Lo-Res
J.W. Waterhouse