After John Singer Sargent
This is my progress so far on Beatrice Townsend by John Singer Sargent. I am painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC participating in the Copyist program.. I am really have a great time. My day began by re-assessing placement of the facial features, neck and the size of the puppy. I figured out the dog's head was not bit enough so I made that bigger. Adjusted the sash a bit and then tackled the facial features. I knew the mouth was too high...but I remained in denial all day long...I kept thinking that it was OK. Then just before quitting time I fixed it. I knew I would never be happy with it...so down it went.
I still have quite a bit to do...finishing. The white collar needs detail and the necklace has to be repositioned a bit and some dimension added to it.
No joke of the week this week. Everyone was very quiet. I don't know whether it was because I had to concentrate on features so much that I didn't interact or the heat got to everyone and they were just too hot and tired! The highlight of the day was a little boy around seven or so who walked by...smiled...and gave me a thumbs up!
Here I am diligently working away...you can see how empty the gallery was today!!! So unusual!