I've been on that Sargent-kick..sketching from a great book I have. Today I found myself in front of my Yarka easel in the living room..doing a couple sketches in oil. As my art friend Jim King always says.."painting is drawing and drawing is painting".
I love how Sargent used such strong design in his portraits. This is just a sketch... I know it is nowhere near as beautiful as a Sargent! I am concentrating on putting down marks that stand for something, but are more suggested than "complete". I also tried to simply get down the big shapes...(I managed that!) I'll likely do a more finished version of this someday....for practice.
I had a great time at today's art discussion meeting...to see what everyone brought...go HERE.
Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, After Sargent, oil on 8x10 canvas panel