Well, I have tortured this poor painting long enough. I really really struggled with the purple. Hopefully next time I’ll be able to zero in on it more quickly.
This guy again! This is my third try with this fellow. I just adore his face. This is a lot more like the original by John Singer Sargent than the version a couple posts down, which was my first try. Painting sure is fun. And hard.
This was an assignment from my painting teacher Jennifer Fairbanks – to copy this portrait by John Singer Sargent. It was a great exercise. I’m just happy it turned out to be recognizably human! I am planning to try it over again to pound the lessons I learned a little further into my brain.
I usually paint with a setup in a box with a controlled light source, and for this I just set it up next to a window, so as the sun went behind clouds the shadows changed. Aargh! Oh well. I will do more of these quick paintings in natural light and hopefully will get better at it!