Started work on my Sargent study. There's a lot of nuance in Sargents painting and he seemed to be up on everything that I'm reading and learning about in terms of connecting forms, shaping the light, compressed values etc;. I guess a lot of the things that are being re-invented in modern day ateliers were just standard practice in the academic training of an artist during Sargent's lifetime. And of course it helps that he was extraordinarily gifted and probably was able to intuit a lot of things that might have taken a lesser artist half a lifetime to figure out. Anyway, I'm having a blast painting her. She never complains, poses as long as I need, and only takes a break when I do, and best of all; no modeling fee.
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