I bought some tubes of gouache a couple of days ago. I tried them out today to sketch Sargent's "Neapolitan Boy". I've never used gouache much ...but each time I do I really like it. Isn't it unusual how Sargent had most of the face in shadow...and just a bit of light in front of the ear? I'll do this again for practice.
Here we are out for a walk today. A favorite destination is McDonalds on 82nd for a cup of coffee ...and to sketch something in my sketchbook. It's about 3 miles round trip.
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(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Neapolitan Boy after Sargent, Gouache on 8x10 gessoed cardboard