Series 35: COMPOSE LIKE SARGENT
This lesson is S35L3, Harmony with Alternation of the COMPOSE LIKE SARGENT Series. Using a white duck as her reference, Dianne gleans from Sargent’s watercolor, Baalbek, his method of alternating hues for creating harmony and applies this method to a study.
John Singer Sargent is among the most revered of historical realistic painters. Many students copy his paintings in an attempt to learn his secrets. But there is another way: rather than copy Sargent’s works outright, we can discern how he used a principle, then apply that same method to a study using a totally different subject.
In this Series, Dianne goes deep into four of Sargent’s methods by doing just this.
Rather than becoming refined paintings, all these lessons are studies, each showing a different approach for using a composing principle. Dianne’s approach to teaching is to show you ways to think about making choices and decisions so that you can work these into your own unique approach to painting.