Tag Archives: John Singer Sargent

Hello Outlook Followers

  I’ve been absent from blogging for a while but it seems that this silly little blog is still getting the attention from the Outlook followers.  Those of you who might have suffered from such a problem what appears to … Continue reading

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Oh what a lovely war

As we are remembering the suffering of the first world war I thought I would spend a few minutes making a quick sketch of one of John Singer Sargent’s  marshall portraits.

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Doing a bit of a Singer S

We’ve all done it, you know we have, we’ve all just had to sit down and make a couple of quick sketches based on the work of John Singer Sargent. No?   Well you really ought to.

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Project LV One – Day 309 – Crisis

Every now and then I suffer from some form of crisis or another – this weekend was one of those times.  As a way of getting back to what I like doing I decided to get back to what I … Continue reading

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Project LV One – Day 191 – Lines

Sunday afternoon and what to do?  I know what I’ll make a sketch of a John Singer Sargent portrait painting.  The intention was to make the sketch using only straight lines.  I just about managed that.  

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Understanding

One of the joys one gets from trying to make a copy, however flawed, of a great work of art is an understanding of how the paintings was made, the artists use of colour and above all else the talent … Continue reading

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Proportions, proportions

The curse of anyone who has tried to make a painting r drawing of a person…you need to get the proportions right and at the moment I’m not there yet. Obviously an awful lot of work still to do. Simon … Continue reading

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