Monday, April 04, 2011

::Impressionist Apples::

First poetry, now art. We are finishing up our subjects one by one. We finished our unit on John Singer Sargent by trying to paint in his style. A very daunting task. In the end we just followed a few basic principles, in Sargent's own words:

1. You do not want dabs of color, you want plenty of paint to
paint with.

2. Don't you see it? The way the light quivers across it?

3. If you begin with the
middle-tone and work up from in towards the darks -- so
that you deal last with your highest lights and darkest
darks -- you avoid false accents.