Practice oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, After Sargent, oil on 9 x 12
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I've been reading about John Singer Sargent. Sargent had lots of opposition from all sorts of critics. The impressionists weren't crazy about him and the non-impressionists (for lack of a better word) weren't always happy with him either. Well, *I* love everything about him (and most everyone else eventually came around too). This is an oil sketch of a detail of one of Sargent's paintings called "A Street in Venice". Sargent favored dark clothing in his paintings and sometimes he "linked" the darks into one shape.