Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Warm grays and cool grays are...cool!

I've been advised...every now and then --paint a copy of a painting by a great artist! Painting a copy will deepen our understanding of what makes a painting great.
My copy of a John Singer Sargent painting proves ....grays are colorful...And that Sargent certainly understood how to indicate a shaft of light!
oil on 16 x 20 masonite panel

8 comments:

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
I think you really gave life to this masterpiece, just fantastic!

Kathy said...

You hit upon a good method and also one of my very favorite artists! I've seen this painting in person dozens of times and you've rendered it beautifully. My favorite Sargent painting is Fume'e d'Ambre Gris. His ability to work with white on white is mind-blowing. Thanks for sharing this!

-Don said...

Well done, Celeste!
-Don

B Boylan said...

Niiiice!

Celeste Vaught said...

Very nice Celeste - a lesson I'm going to try to do sometime! And your greys are beautiful.

Marie Wise said...

Absolutely! grays are fabulous, and you did a wonderful job on this painting. I love John Singer Sargent. He made painting look so 'easy'!

Happy Holiday Painting!

Carrie H. said...

Besides the great figures, Sargent was also so good at those high ceiling expansive interiors. This is a nice subject to delve into temperature.

maria kovalenko leysens said...

this is one of my favorite paintings.... I love that you really picked up on that shaft of light.