Portrait study after Sargent

Who doesn’t know the gorgeous portraits by John Singer Sargent?

He was a famous American painter, born in Massachusetts in 1820 and died in London in 1925. He is generally considered one if the most famous portrait painters of XIX Century.

His beautiful portraits speak for themselves. I’ve studied his painting technique and  many of his portraits.

Among them there is this portrait of a woman with glasses. Her severe but ironic face is so interesting my interest was literally completely captured and I decided to copy it.

I made a painting using the wet on wet method, that is I painted it in one day and tried to maintain the fresh look of the original.

Hope you like it!