Wednesday, December 7, 2011

John Singer Sargent's "Vernon Lee"

Jo's Interpretation Oil on Canvas
John Singer Sargent's "Vernon Lee" 

Fourth in my portrait series, this time trying to learn from the master
John Singer Sargent. Not a society beauty but an intellectual name
of Violet Paget (pen Name Vernon Lee) who became more interesting as I became more acquainted with her. The unfinished state is intentional as the original was completed by Sargent in less than 3 hours and rapidly signed with the 'other' end of his brush as a gift to a friend. This one I enjoyed very much and would liked to have dwelt longer in her presence, but teacher is hurrying me along to something 'completely different'
uh, oh!?