Study of Sargent's Grays and Whites
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One of my goals this year, and every year actually, is to work on grays and whites. I think that John Singer Sargent's whites are some of the best out there. When I see his work in a museum, especially his whites, I walk back and forth, look up close and from far away. His whites are mesmerizing. So, how did he get those whites? I want to paint whites like he did!
There are a million ways to get whites and grays. To help me I looked closely at his painting, Corner of The Church of St Stae Venice. Then, I tried to make all of his colors. I started with the colors at the bottom of my color chart, and used only those to get the colors that I saw in the painting. I understand that Sargent used Lead white, I'm using Titanium white.
Now, I'm going to go through all of my photos from our trip last May to Italy and paint a piece using his colors.
Here is a link to a post all about Sargent's palette: http://underpaintings.blogspot.com/2009/09/color-palettes-john-singer-sargent-1856.html?m=1
Maybe I should try this again using his exact palette.
Who is one of your favorite artists? Have you tried to use his palette?