In the Painting Friends forum I belong to, we had a "Painting like the Masters" challenge.
The Master chosen was John Singer Sargent.
I chose to paint Man with Red Drapery, the original of which is housed in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
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This is my version:
In painting this, I learned to suspend my usual method of painting, which is to have colours blend together - and instead to show brushstrokes.
I tried to imagine that I was working from an instruction book and this was the demo piece - only I couldn't read the "how to's" so I had to fathom that out for myself.
I'm very pleased with how this turned out - I wasn't looking for an exact copy, more a feeling of the original and the techniques used.
I'll now be trying to use this brushstroke technique in some of my new paintings . I hope you enjoy this one and all those to follow!
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