|The Deaf Woman, pastel, 9 x 11|
This hour drawing showed me how much I have to learn about reading values.
|Two new books added to my|
library. The first books on
|And one old reference that|
will never go to the resale shop.
I intend to walk into a couple of open studios too over the fall/winter season: Saturday morning there's an open studio on figurative drawing and Friday mornings, there's an open studio on figurative oil painting. Both cost thirteen dollars a session, payable on the spot. Both feed my major interest in portraiture. I'm not really interested in drawing nudes, but unclothed or clothed, the models all have heads and hands and feet and ears.
Yesterday two books worthy of study arrived: Sargent and Sargent Portrait Drawings. An interesting fact was that after Sargent made it as the supreme, go-to, artist for high society portraiture, he began drawing mostly in charcoal and pencil with only two hour sittings and produced very few paintings after switching mediums It is his drawings that told me I had to buck up on the contour approach. It is his drawings that make me work on the deaf woman longer than I should have.
|To reread and practice: Light and dark studies;|
Johannes Itten, The Art of Color.
|Also: Warm and Cool; Johannes Itten, The Art of Color.|
|Light and Dark and contour line; Sargent Portrait Drawings|
|My favorite light and dark Sargent drawing. Look at the range of grays . Spectacular. An|
old time portrait with a modern abstract flare. Sargent Portrait Drawings.