While searching for a Sargent to copy, I thought perhaps copy one of his paintings? I found this on online and got excited. I find it very unSargent. The painting's informality and looseness is what makes it so. I love informal and loose.
Better to jump back into JD, which I've been skirting for quite some time. Today's work dictates tomorrow's. Quit letting the details distract from the larger shapes. Meanwhile, I'm feeling a lot better with a lot less sodium in my diet. Knock on wood, I hope it stays that way.
|JD with trepidation and self doubt steps forward|
Another distraction from painting has been my entrance garden. With all the rain we've been having it's lush, EXCEPT for the roses I decided to plant this year of all years. Black spot and powdery mildew have wrecked havoc. Sprays for such have been helpful, but then there was caterpillers or something eating holes in all their leaves--so I got a spray for them too. Ellis just sits there and smirks. He hates roses; they have thorns. So do I.