Monday, February 22, 2016

"In The Black"

9 x 12"
oil on panel

I have such a deep admiration for John Singer Sargent's paintings - in person, they are so very awesome, so elegant - whether the subject is a man or woman of privilege or sidewalk scenes in Spain - they are a thing of masterful beauty.  When I paint one of his pieces in my composition,  I find myself painting slow and attentive, always learning more and more from Sargent.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, a young woman stands before Sargent's stunning 'Madame X'.

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