View Full Version : Quick one after Sargent

04-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Did a quick alla prima Sargent last night. Proportions aren't all right and certainly not deft enough. On the other hand, I do like it. :)http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2010/217728-005.JPG

04-09-2010, 09:35 PM
Wonderful! I'd love to see more.


04-10-2010, 07:38 AM
nice work!! :)

04-10-2010, 11:40 AM
Thank you guys very much. I am trying to do five or six small Sargent studies this month using all the information available on his direct method of painting.

My biggest problem so far is matching his beautiful transitions of tones and his wonderful skin tones just right.

I have one more done and I will post it later today, also starting another after I get some work off my desk. :)

Any comments or criticism are welcome.

04-10-2010, 11:12 PM
Hi Acramer,

Great job on your painting!. What size is it? I agree with Linda, I'd love to see more. Thanks for sharing.


04-11-2010, 12:50 PM
Thank you. This is 10x8".

Sana Almimar
04-13-2010, 01:43 PM
A real great work,!

04-14-2010, 10:07 AM
My biggest problem so far is matching his beautiful transitions of tones and his wonderful skin tones just right.

No doubt! Can you post side by sides of the paintings you are studying?
If you don't have it get John Howard Sanden's DVD - the one where he does a copy of a Sargent.
Also get your hands of Richard Schmid's "Everything I know about Painting". The Schmid book is worth every penny and pain it takes to get it. Read it and make sure to DO THE COLOR CHARTS, (worth the cost of the book alone). Good painting and good luck - keep striving.

04-14-2010, 11:14 AM
Sana - Thank you, I appreciate the compliment.

Keron - I've attached the reference. This one isn't that close in composition, but as I go through doing these I am definitely getting tighter and more patient before going ahead and adding paint.

I am doing my best to get my hands on Sanden doing both Agnew and the Arab head. Also my friend has a copy of the Schmid book that I'll borrow and work out the color charts. (I love doing charts and mechanical exercises for some reason).

Also here is the newest one I'm working on (WIP) and the reference from that (definitely getting closer).

Comments and critiques are welcome.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Apr-2010/217728-tumblr_kxub24tgY71qag9hro1_500.jpghttp://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/14-Apr-2010/217728-018.JPG


04-15-2010, 10:16 PM

04-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Thank you babysmama.