In my Sargent book there is this lovely interior that I sketched today. After I finished the sketch I discovered that this wasn't painted by Sargent, but by a man named James Sleator (it was the painting behind the chrysanthemums that was done by Sargent). Well, maybe it still qualifies for my Sargent project.
We found ourselves on Hawthorne street for a walk again today. This sculpture is famous here because it is next to the yard of Linus Pauling's childhood home. The sculpture represents an "Alpha Helix". If it weren't so chilly today I would have sketched it. I love the shapes and color.
Bonus! It turns out that the house where the sculpture is has been converted into a bookstore (Anthology Booksellers)...and they have a great art section!
Here's the sculpture from the porch of the bookstore. I think it is really beautiful....don't you?!
How is your day going??
(top photo) Sketch: Celeste Bergin, value sketch after James Sleator, 9x6 sketchbook toned paper