Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Studying Sargent

8"x6"
oil on linen panel
A self portrait (with the help of my wife) of me taking in the masterful portrait of Mrs. Edward Davis and her son, Livingston, by John Singer Sargent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

14 comments:

Dana Cooper said...

Funny, I knew it was you before I even looked at who painted it...could it be the hat? Great piece though Edward, and a wonderful Sergeant painting to gaze at.

Linda Popple said...

This is such a great painting! I really like it.

Nancy Medina said...

Wonderful Ed, and I knew instantly it was you even without reading your post! : )

Pam Holnback said...

How many hats do you have like this one?

Mitzi Easley said...

I agree Dana - and what a great self-portrait composition Edward. Very creative and beautifully rendered - I like it so well!

FCP said...

What a great way to show that you "look up to Sargent" - very creative!
Faye

Susan Roux said...

Wow, how did a Sargent turn up on one of your canvases??? Cool! Wish one would turn up on one of mine...

What a way to own a Sargent.

Cathyann said...

yep the hat is the giveaway....it is becoming your signature! Nice work, Edward.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I like the abstract composition with the angled lines and the complementary colors. Even with the orange and blue combination, it has a studied quietness about it. It is subtly painted but you have included so much information. A really great piece...and I knew it was you before I read the comment!

Angela Elledge said...

Oh goodness, before reading I knew it was you, too! Love the strong color blocks of color and I adore Sargent's work. What I really like here is the way you are admiring young Livingston's hat...hmmmm, perhaps thinking of adding that style to your collection!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Yes it is you, no need to read the description. Perfect!!!

Dean H. said...

A wonderfully done painting plus a captivating concept, my friend!
You study the art...and it appears as though the art is studying you right back. :)

Barbara Pask said...

A wonderful painting. Isn't it amazing to stand in front of a great painting like that, just to get up close to his work and see his brushstrokes, amazing.

L.Holm said...

This is fabulous! I love your shirt against that wall color, too. great work.