Cultivate an ever continuous power of observation. Wherever you are, be always ready to make slight notes of postures, groups and incidents. Store up in the mind… a continuous stream of observations from which to make selections later. Above all things get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen.
-John Singer Sargent
I recently took a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was captivated (once again) by the paintings of John Singer Sargent as well as many other painters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I also gained a new appreciation for impressionists such as Monet, Manet, Tarbell and Pissaro. The impressionists were not meant to have been viewed online or in books. You must see them in person.
This trip inspired me to do a master copy of one of John Singer Sargents’ paintings that I saw while at MFA. I did a small color study and am currently working on a larger version. Trying to not get to caught up in making it perfect…. just want to get the general edges/color harmonies.
Work In Progress!!: