View Full Version : A Freer Interpretation of Sargents Fountain

03-08-2007, 04:31 PM
This is the first digital I have done in awhile... a loose and free interpretation of Sargent's 'Vase Fountain: Pocantico'. Painted in psp8.
While it's not a strict interpretation, I did try for the watercolor effect.



03-08-2007, 11:16 PM
Very nice I like this setting! :wave:

03-09-2007, 12:53 AM
Looking good Bree and I see you have been playing in the w/c forum with a beautiful painting there :wave:

03-09-2007, 09:26 AM
Really good! I love the hint of detail and the luscious background! Nicely done!! :)

03-09-2007, 12:04 PM
A lovely watercolor Bree, and a lovely scene. I can feel summer!

03-09-2007, 12:58 PM
Thanks so much Marge, Kirk and Barry!

I agree Barry, with the 'feel of summer' of this Sargent painting, and it looks as though our week of winter here in FL is about over, ;) so it was a nice painting to splash around with.

Thanks Jean! I wish I had more fortitute to sit and paint watercolors... but I am only able to sit a few minutes at my 'studio'! (lower back problems)Maybe I need to roll my computer chair into the dining room! :thumbsup:

Since we don't have a separate section for 'chatting' here in digital, I will slip these here into this thread. :wink2: It's some pics of the 'studio' my dh converted for my watercolors. It a old cabinet in my dining room, and it's a lot of fun to use. I can roll the center desk top back in and collapse the side shelves and close the doors... very nice when not painting. I usually paint small watercolors, but should the occasion call for a large one, I have the dining table near by to accomodate.
There's a pic of a bird and berries on the roll out desk top I have been working on for a month now... don't know if I will ever finish it... cause I'm so slow, but I'm enjoying painting in watercolors, none the less.




03-09-2007, 02:00 PM
Wow very neat!

03-10-2007, 08:25 AM
amazing quality, you've mastered the sargent style very well. thanks for the pics from your studio, we seem to have almost the same books except 'painting outside the line' - is that a good one?

03-10-2007, 12:15 PM
Thanks Barry!

Thanks lightfast! That one is among my top ten favorites... Kemp shows a more loose and free style in this book that I really like. And I thank wc watercolor for about half of my choices!!


03-23-2007, 11:02 PM
Was going through the forum's and I saw this and said "wow!"...just thought I'd share that. I'm a big fan of Sargent--like his work never ceases to amaze me, how he did so much with so little. Uff da!

03-24-2007, 10:22 AM
Thank you sir! Sargent, Turner, Morisot... they are among my favorites, and I really enjoy painting renditions of their works.