Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wipe Out

The great John Singer Sargent would often wipe out a head he was working on and start over if the painting wasn't going well.  He might do this a dozen times on a single portrait, as reported by more than one sitter.  So it should be no surprise to me, a mere mortal, that this would happen in my painting - as it did early on in this commissioned portrait of two sisters.

"Emily and Elizabeth"   40" x 27"   Oil