Oil on Bristol, 2014 – This was painted from observation from a tarnished silver tea set that I inherited when my grandma Dot passed away more than a decade ago.
This is an old color study that I found while reorganizing some of my old portfolios. I will post some more old gems and rarities like this in the enminent future, especially ones that have never been posted or never have left the studio/sketchbook. This teapot was from an old knock-off silver set my grandmother gave me when she passed away. She raised my brother and I almost by herself, so she was very much like a mother to me. So, even though it is not worth much in a monetary sense, it is worth more than the Sun and the Moon for me personally.
She wasn’t big on Art, but she always believed I could be a great artist if I put my all into the brush she would say. We lost her almost ten years ago when I was only in high school. Grandma Dot is what I used to call her, short for Dorothy. She also turned me on on of my favorite painters even nowadays, John Signer Sargent. Can you see the influence of Sargent in the wet on wet oil style and color filled highlights?
I am also considering making a series of short videos that discuss my studio process and my major influnces from the Old Masters of Art History. I think combining some old works from sketchbooks and portfolios that have not seen daylight in quite some time with historical influnces would be a good way to showcase some of my old work while also informing my artistic peers and the public at large about important works of art/artists that they may have unintentionally neglected or could further their apperication.
Open valley Dolomites
“The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit” by John Singer Sargent, American, 1882 (Museum of Fine Arts Boston)
Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Phelps Stokes by John Singer Sargent, oil painting, 1897
Karer See 1914
Corfu Lights 7 Shadows
Genoa – The University
Ships Venice 1904
Simplon Pass Reading, 1911
Gallery of paintings by one of my favorite Painters by John Singer Sargent – I have studied his work immensely since I started painting 15 years ago esp. with regard to technique and process
So, I have been working for a couple hours everyday on inkwash and watercolor illustrations. These are a couple of them. I have been working on simplicity of line work and effective color management with this more illustrative or cartoonesque style.