Monday, March 25, 2013


No painting for me today, so I sketched this copy of a John Singer Sargent drawing. I enjoyed placing the big dark shapes.

Sketch: Celeste Bergin, William Yeats after John Singer Sargent, charcoal on 9x12 paper


martinealison said...

La rudesse et la froideur du personnage sont merveilleusement bien capturés... Je pense que le choix du dessin est astucieux et accentue sa rigidité.
gros bisous

Autumn Leaves said...

Oh I do think this is fabulous and your medium is perfect for lending...what else?...mood! Very mysterious, this man.

hmuxo said...

I love John Singer Sargent and this is wonderful, Celeste! Love those dark values!!

Dean H. said...

Definitely has the feel of a Sargent era sketch, Celeste! Placing shapes is extremely necessary in portraits. Well done!

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

Harshness and coldness of the character are beautifully captured ... I think the choice of design is clever and enhances its rigidity.
big kisses

(Thanks, Martine!)

Linda Roth said...

Good copy! I did the same one. There's a lot to learn from Sargent's strong contrasts and use of shapes.

Page Pearson Railsback said...

BEAUTIFUL style..loved yesterdays too and thanks for the video

art by Michael Perchard said...

Great drawing! Mr. Sargent would be impressed. I am back at the MFA in Boston and they have a fantastic collection of Sargent's works! Well done Celeste!