28 December 2009

Sargent studies

So lately I've been meaning to do more master copies and I decided to take advantage of the recent Sargent book I got.  Today I wanted to do one of these studies so here is one.  More to come...

Here is the finished piece




 And here is the reference painting...


 Not quite exact like the original painting but close.  I need to show some retrain with popping the light source out too much.  The original painting has more darker values in it.  Actually just for the heck of it I looked at this old Degas study I did roughly two years back and was shaking my head in shame.  So some improvement here.  Gotta do more of these, you learn so much from them and I found a new friend in painter called the chalk brush :D Worked very nicely when it came to painting in the face.  Still grappled with the nose some.  Nose's always give me problems in my portraits...I will overcome you darn noses if it costs me some of my fingers!

*Ahem*...yeah...back to practicing...

2 comments:

Purdy said...

Seriously Sean, this is bloody, bloody good matey :)

Trashy said...

Thank you Scott, happy you like it man:)