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


Jennifer Rose said...

Sargent is a great painter to try to copy, can learn so much from studying his work

Barbara Muir said...

Wonderful. A brave endeavour!

Love them.


Lisa Le Quelenec said...

What a great thing to do - and brave- I love this idea. I'm pretty sure I know the painting the top detail came from. Such beautiful shadows, happy paintings that make my heart sing.

Hope you are having a great week.

laura said...

Thank you, Jennifer Rose, Barbara and Lisa. This really is something I'd like to try to do more often. It makes me think!