Monday, January 29, 2018


8 x 8"
oil on panel

My newest painting for the upcoming solo show Sargentology - featuring John Singer Sargent's portrait Lord Ribblesdale, painted in 1902.

Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale was a British Liberal politician and was the quintessential Edwardian aristocrat - soldier, sportman, courtier and landowner.  He belonged to the House of Lords in the 1880's, Master of the Buckhounds and later, a Captain in the Rifle Bridgade.  A man of many titles.  He became a Trustee of the National Gallery in London and served from 1909 through 1925.

Lord Ribblesdale commissioned Sargent for this portrait to present to the National Gallery in memory of Lady Ribbledale and his sons, one a Captain and the other a Lieutenant.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018


9 x 12"
oil on panel

I'm still working on paintings for my show Sargentology, but it's high time I posted those that I've completed, starting with the newest one.

Featured in this setting are three gentlemen - the viewer taking a rest on the gallery bench, Dr. Samuel Jean Pozzi on the left and the artist, John Singer Sargent to the right.

Sargent painted Dr. Pozzi at Home in 1881.  Dr. Pozzi was a good friend of Sargent's, he was a Parisian gynecologist and renowned dandy - described by a contemporary as 'himself a kind of beautiful work of art'.  Sargent painted his friend relaxed at home, wearing a plush, red robe with a puffy shirt underneath, with a peek of an embroidered slipper.  Notably, Pozzi's hands are a focus, elegant, one grasping the collar, the other pulling on the tie around his hip.  The attention to his hands suggests a reminder of Pozzi's method of examination in his profession as a gynecologist.  Dr. Pozzi at Home belongs to the Hammer Museum in LA.

Sargent painted his self-portrait in 1906 and belongs to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

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All of my paintings for the show, opening March 2nd at Robert Lange Studios, can be seen here.

Monday, January 15, 2018

"Sargentology" Show

For those who want to get a peek at my paintings for the upcoming show Sargentology, please click here.  On my page, you can click on each image for a larger view and purchase/contact information.
You can also go on Robert Lange Studio's page and mouse over the images for prices.

As soon as I finish my summaries, I'll post each painting to give you a little background on the featured work by the great artist John Singer Sargent.  Keep in mind, I'm still working on new pieces and any finished painting can be purchased before the show opens on March 2nd at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston SC.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Thank you for visiting my blog and keeping up
with my paintings.

Wishing all a very happy, healthy, creative and sweet new year.  ~ Karin J