Favourite Paintings - The Accolade By Edmund Blair Leighton
 
I'm going to share with you guys paintings that I love and artists who have inspired me over the years. I have a bit of a soft spot for the Pre-Raphaelites and although Edmund Blair Leighton was not technically part of the brotherhood, I would put his art within that bracket in my own mind.

I love the natural light in this image, the rendering of all the different materials - stone, chainmail (amazing), armour, hair and her amazing dress with metallic embroidery at the bottom. Once I get back into painting with oils, I'd love to try my hand at all these things... but this takes many many years! 


I have attached the high resolution image as it is truly spectacular. I would love to see this in the flesh.