Although he often used Pre-Raphaelite subject matter, his painting style was generally not as compulsively detailed as many of their works. That is, although they have plenty of details, the effect he created seems more free, more natural.
Today's post present a few of his paintings that strike me as being among his best or most famous.
The times I visited London's Tate Britain museum, this large painting was on display.
Waterhouse seems to have borrowed some elements of this work for use in the previous painting.
Painting human skin against a green, outdoors background can be tricky, but Waterhouse succeeded here.
Interesting contrast between the sketchy background/costume and the main subject matter.
Ulysses can be seen in the mirror.
A very striking image. Waterhouse had the right stuff.