Sunday, March 28, 2010

Girl fishing

Here is another Sargent study. I enjoy the limited palette
and how it can help to concentrate on values.
I'm not sure if people fish this way any more!
(Or in a nice dress too for that matter!)
oil on gesso'd board 10.5"x14" 1.5 hrs.


Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Lovely Bill, I love working loose figures,too. You should do more. Tina

Janice said...

Bill what a wonderful painting! You have captured John Singer Sargent's style and palette very well BUT it's all you, the artist, that did it :)

Gilberto said...

This is a very nice and well done study Bill
I should do some studies my self to in the fellows I like. Sure, is a way to learn about color harmonies and mostly consolidate a chosen path.
You now? well thought that way of fishing looks to me, a very human way, a) you don hurt the fellow fishes and b) we will not depleting our resources ahead o our time. I will rite To Mr. Harper on that matter!!!

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billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Tina! Keeping loose is a big part of it! I hope to do more!

Jan! Thanks! So kind of you to say that! : )

Thanks Gilberto! Sometimes I like to 'sing there songs' it helps me to learn!
I used to catch minnows that way, but never pan fish! You're right though, very human way to fish!

Thank you Cindy! I'm glad you like it!

Celeste Bergin said...

I love this painting--you did a splendid job!

Jonathan said...

Great Job Bill, the limited palette is perfectly executed. Copying the masters is always a good thing, great job!