|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'