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04-20-2014, 11:27 AM

Another study I did on Sargent.

Still wet and it's a lousy photo but get the point.

Thanks for looking. :D

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/RuiManuel/p2-1.jpg (http://s137.photobucket.com/user/RuiManuel/media/p2-1.jpg.html)

04-21-2014, 05:20 AM
Very nice, confident brushstrokes, like the master. Is there a subtle value or color shift from her black dress to black ground; if so, doesn't show in your photo. Can you post a link to the original?

04-21-2014, 05:23 AM

Dana Design
04-21-2014, 11:13 AM
Beautiful work!

Nathalie Chavieve
04-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Beautiful study ! Would be interesting to see the original - just to compare.....

I notice that the highlights in her eyes has slightly different placement, and one pupil looks bigger than another.

04-21-2014, 05:51 PM

Thank you all for your words and critics. :D

This was the image I used as a reference:


06-13-2014, 01:45 AM
i don't know if you want a critical reponse but you did mention it in your last post so,,,,

sargent had maybe one of if not THE greatest eye for values or any painter i've seen. in most cases he kept his darks "open", as most portrait artists do. keeping you values in line gives your form more "mass" and doesn't break up the planes( this can be bad for portrait painting). so while darks establish the backbone of a painting, too many darks on a head can break up the head's mass.....and lose it's glow at the same time.

here's your painting next the sargents. your darks break up her head.

just a,,,,,ahem heads up ;)

Dana Design
06-13-2014, 10:09 AM
bruin, excellent critique! Thank you.

06-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Wow. Thanks for your insight. Good critique!!!

RCA-you captured the gaze of this little girl!

07-15-2014, 08:06 PM
He's one of my favorites. I think you did a great job. It inspires me to try one of his works too. Thank you.

01-02-2015, 05:24 PM
Wow! What a study. This made Sargent seem attainable to me now!