Monday, December 31, 2007


I didn't make a little painting today, but I started a larger one. Almost finished the first layer. I also worked on the picture based on Sargent's work. Last night I went to the movies and saw Charlie Wilson's War. It was a good movie, but a piece of art jumped out at me. The character played by Julia Robert's had a portrait of herself hanging in her grand staircase and it was her face and hair in Sargent's Madame X composition. I really enjoyed that because just a few hours earlier I had been contemplating painting Madame X before I decided on Fumee d'ambre Gris.

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