This piece "Russian Influence" 8x10" is from my recent trip to P Town, Cape Cod as part of the Creative Convergence yearly gathering of the brushes.. This scene was one that struck me one morning while the group was figuring out where to go paint for the day. The book on the table is "Russian Impressionists" brought on the trip by Artist Rick Casali for us all to drool over. Check out his great work by clicking on his name.
Another member of the group and one of my favorite painters Logan Hagegeis having a holiday sale on some great small works. I can tell you from having some of his work in my house there is something else in it... i think the word is soul. again, click his name to see more.
Quote: "Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist." Edward Hopper
Here are the final three pieces in the Mini Series, #8 A study from "The Daughters" #9 "Nude Egyptian Girl" and the grande finale #10 "Spanish Dancer" All of this series starts ending tomorrow on ebay so I thought I would put them all out so if you were trying to decide which one, they would all be available to view. Thanks for stopping by, Dan
Here is a 5"x5" study of a study.. John Singer Sargent's "Study for "The Prophets" a mural in the Boston area. As I search scour thru all the images I can find of JSS's work for this self imposed project, I am deepening my appreciation. Let me ramble for sec. Most are in awe of just his ability to trick the eye into a reality like viewing experience. I say that is only a truley great accomplishment because of the poetry of his lively brushwork. Proof that reality is not the end all be all, in fact it is absolutely nothing without the poetry. Let me know what you think?
Usually when I ask for opinions I get zero comments.. Lets make a New Years resolution together?? I ask for your opinion and you give it... OK? Now go check out the auction, these look way better in person.
Madame X, no relation to Malcolm. :)-) was the painting that was not commissioned to Sargent but was his choice. This piece supposedly sealed the doom of his future as a portrait painter, well in France at least. Bad choice? I don't think so. In my opinion these choices and the stories like it, create an artist's legend.
I have always thought this guy was the epitome of Sargent.... Straight swagger... there was so much in his brush he liberally applied it to the stance and overall look of his sitters. I wish he were able to paint my portrait, especially after the holidays...
Some of the questions i have received about this series have focused on when they would ship... They will all be shipped in time for Christmas. The first one is a ten day auction and they will get progressively shorter towards the end of the series. Also they are all oil on Gessobords by Ampersand. Thank you to all who are watching and interested.
Quote: "I do not judge, I only chronicle" JS Sargent
Here is number two in the "Mini Series" Thee Lady Agnew. I know I'm not alone when I say the original piece is probably one of the hottest portraits ever painted.
I hope I did some justice to the stunning beauty that Sargent painted, even just 1%.
Quote: "Mine is the horny hand of toil" JS Sargent
OK, I have been waiting for quite a while to have the time to be able to do this...
Over the next week or so I will be doing approximately ten 5x7" or 5x5" studies of some of my favorite John Singer Sargent pieces. If you are a regular reader of this blog you know I have talked about JSSs' influence and pure image making genius more then once. So attempting this should be a chance for me to learn from one of the only painters in my humble opinion to deserve the moniker "Master".
These minis will be for sale on Ebay starting very low with an optional low buy it now price. I don't plan on regularly selling directly but these "mini series" could be fun and not everyone is looking for large pieces. thanks for stopping by.