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Some Progress

A bit of progress.

I didn’t do much of an under-painting as I think that Sargent painted this ‘a la prima’. So, as you can see, I have pretty much just started with colour.

Sargent painted his painting over a long time. He painted outdoors, from life, for only a few minutes each evening when the light was just perfect. Capturing this exact, perfect moment as day turned to evening, was Sargent’s goal. I don’t suppose that my version will even come close to the beauty and subtlety of the light that Sargent captured in the original.

I of course, am working from reproductions of Sargents painting. My painting is much smaller than Sargent’s; the original is almost two metres in height; mine is less than a metre.