I can see that I am painting mine considerably darker than the original. I noticed this when i looked at the original on line. The reproductions i am using to paint from are quite dark and somewhat bluer in overall hue.
However, i like my version. I couldn’t really hope to capture the magic of the light that Sargent went to such great lengths to capture anyway. My version, is basically the same scene painted, let’s say about an hour later.
(Here is an image of the original. Brighter, and a much crisper image. I will try to get a really good picture of my finished painting.)