Johnnie Liliedahl

Johnnie Liliedahl: Ophelia


After the Original Painting by John W. Waterhouse

The information contained on this CD, when viewed or printed, is an exact reproduction of the original, printed version. The user has complete control of the viewing process and may choose to print any or all of the included documentation, as desired. Printing images in color requires the user to have a color printer.


The CD contains the following information for viewing and/or printing:

  • 26 pages of instructions
  • 10 full-page color images; Value/Color Placement Diagrams; Color Swatch Reference Guide (displayed in color on user's computer monitor for easy reference; requires a color printer to print in color)
  • Cartoon Line Drawing included for the user to print and enlarge to the painting size of their choice.

Study the methods of the Old Masters with Johnnie Liliedahl. 
Learn the transparent underpainting and alla prima overpainting techniques, and how to create the porcelain flesh colors achieved by the great Victorian artist John Waterhouse.

More about the project from the original printed version:

SIZE: 16" x 26" Cartoon Line Drawing

TECHNIQUE: Basic Transparent Underpainting, Opaque Overpainting, Glazing, Drybrush and Scumbling.

CONTENTS: 28 Pages of Written Instructions, 7 Color Images, Color Swatch Reference Guide.

After the painting by John W. Waterhouse. Waterhouse's "Ophelia" represents Shakespeare's tragic heroine from "Hamlet", a popular subject in the 1800's.