Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wanna Be Sargent!




Usually my portrait paintings have a lot of 'patchy' brushwork, which is one of the ways I like to approach oil painting. But this time, I wanted to try to be more like Sargent, using broad, sweeping brushstrokes, and trying to make a statement in the fewest possible marks. In the areas where I got it right, I think it makes for a more powerful impact.

19 Comments:

Blogger Tom Jones said...

Lovely painting - her white dress really pops out from the background. I actually thought it was a photo when i glanced at the thumbnail on my dashboard so it must be good!

11:49 AM  
Blogger abhishek singh said...

he's one of my fav artists , can't get enough of his work ,,
n u've definitely done justice to his legacy
:)
compliments friend

5:15 PM  
Blogger B! said...

nice work.

10:03 PM  
Blogger abey said...

Very nice brush work!!

3:24 AM  
Blogger Nori Tominaga said...

wow!

8:14 AM  
Blogger Chandrashekhar Yaligod said...

Very nice work

12:44 AM  
Blogger Amok said...

I'm enjoying the smoothness of this one. sweet

10:23 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

this blows my mind guy!
You really captured her kindness in her eyes.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Marco Bucci said...

Jesse? Kind!? I thought I made that part up when I painted it ;)

Thanks Kelly!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Arto Isotalo said...

Nice work!

9:55 AM  
Blogger RAWLS said...

That's a beauty! Nice one bro!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Jose Ramos said...

Uf , it´s almost perfect dude ,She remember me to one Lost´s character. (korean girl)

hahaa.

see u dude!

3:24 PM  
Blogger richard jones said...

Beautiful painting. I love the way you painted the hands and the rose. Very simple and elegant.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Jason Seiler said...

This beautiful work Marco . . . love the brushwork on the hands . . . awesome work bro!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Luca said...

what kind of colors you mixed for the skin tone... yellow ochre, magenta and white? Or that's not the recepie?

Thanks and keep it up!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Thomas Fluharty said...

LOVE THIS MARCO, EXCELLENT~T

8:23 AM  
Blogger Damion009 said...

B E A U T I F U L

6:08 AM  
Blogger Mark Baker said...

fanastic work.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Jordan Lamarre-Wan said...

this is very good!

the saturated shadows and bounce light are sargent like.

11:38 AM  

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