Johnnie Liliedahl

Johnnie Liliedahl: Narcissus

Video Length: 3 Hours 45 Minutes

This project explores the 19th century painting techniques of master painter John W. Waterhouse. It examines old painting techniques such as the imprimatura tonal wash, combined with Pre-Raphaelite, brilliant underpainting glazes, opaque overpainting brushwork, drybrush, glazing and scumbling. Particular attention is paid to the use of transparent vs. opaque paint in the creation of the intense coloration in the girl's dress. Even beginning students can be successful with the video and printed materials provided for reference.



  • Color Reference Images
  • Cartoon Line Drawing
  • Color Placement Diagrams
  • Color Swatch Reference Sheet