Saturday, January 14, 2023

sargent copies

I recently took an online workshop with Susan Abbott, whose paintings I love, especially her watercolors, about Winslow Homer and J. S. Sargent.
Our final homework assignment was to copy three Sargent paintings and a detail from one of his paintings (above). It took me about a month to tackle this assignment, and I still have two more to do.
It's daunting, but I did learn a couple of things: put yellow in your purple; darken green with red; and be freer with brushwork.
1st attempt
2nd attempt

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Saturday, January 07, 2023

drawing is free

First session of the new year with, and I hope to make it a regular practice. It's challenging, but also, I think, a good place/way to try different media and techniques.
This week i used a bamboo dip pen!
I am still struggling to get a somewhat "finished" drawing in the 3 or 4 minutes usually allotted.
But the work of the otber participants is very inspiring and I have hopes of getting better with practice. Even of using watercolor!