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John Singer Sargent
 
 
 
 
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SARGENT
Revealing the Master's Secrets
 
Join New Zealand artist Richard Robinson in exploring the painting techniques and processes of one of the greatest painters the world has ever known - John Singer Sargent.
 
Sargent's materials and techniques
Drawing and composition
Creating subtle light effects
In-depth colour mixing
Step by step video instructions
High quality photo resources
5 comprehensive painting critiques
Student paintings to compare with
 
Running Time: 57min
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Level: Beginner - Advanced
Medium: Oil or Acrylic
 

 
     
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Learn to paint like John Singer Sargent
     

Join New Zealand artist Richard Robinson in exploring the painting techniques and processes of one of the greatest painters the world has ever known - John Singer Sargent.

Visit the quaint Italian fishing village of San Vigilio where Sargent stayed and painted with family and friends in 1913 - one of his favorite painting spots he called ‘paradise’.

In the great tradition of master to apprentice learning, now you too can learn the secrets of Sargent’s highly acclaimed alla prima style of painting. Follow along as Richard reveals step by step how Sargent painted this iconic painting and learn how you can apply these timeless painting techniques to your own work.

“It is only by standing on the shoulders of giants that we can reach heights we never thought possible.”

Enjoy!

  Resource images - click to enlarge
  San Vigilio. A Boat With Golden Sail
  "San Vigilio. A Boat With Golden Sail" 71.12 x 55.88cm oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent. 1913.
   
  San Vigilio, Lake Garda
  "San Vigilio, Lake Garda" 183.84 x 72.08cm oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent. 1913.
   



Visit San Vigilio

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See more of Sargent's paintings on wikiart.org

Learn about Sargent on wikipedia.org

Painting Critiques

Student Painting

"Boat with a Golden Sail, San Vigilio" 13" x 13" Oil on Canvas by DENIS KING

Good work Denis. Your drawing and colours are pretty well spot on. Brushwork's mainly confident, if a little less lyrical in the reflections. A touch too light in the blue shadows in the buildings tends to break the illusion of shadow. The darkest shadow area in the sail is detracting somewhat from the colour and light opportunity there. Small things. Great work!

 

Student Painting

"A day in paradise" 18" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas by Adrienne DeSaulniers

Nice to see a slightly different take on this Adrienne. The first thing that strikes me is the strong spotlight effect you've made in the foreground - really nicely done. The translucency of the water is great there too - beautiful! I love all the detail there in the foreground but I'd like to add a few more hard edges in there to avoid it looking spongey. Let rocks be rocks. The water inside the port is a little too blue for its surroundings and as we move towards the small boat the water has stopped reflecting the building suddenly - too dark and blue. The depth of the shadows in the foreground is not concurrent with those in the bulidings and sail, so our eye is drawn back again and again to the foreground, instead of the sail, which is supposedly the star of the show. Overall a very pleasing painting and a solid effort. Great!

 

Student Painting

"Tranquil Harbour" 30 x 30cm Oil on Canvas by Sue Denny

You have a good feeling for brushwork and edges Sue - great to see. Your values are good too - though the foreground water could use a little more light and colour. Using more yellow in your lights and less white will give you warmer, less chalky looking lights. Using stronger blues in some of your shadows will also add to the overall feeling of strong light and warmth. Those two things alone, warmer lights and cooler darks, will turn this from a slightly overcast day into that golden evening sunlight.

 

Student Painting

"After Sargent" 14" x 14" Oil on Canvas by Candi Hogan

Lovely feeling of movement in this Candi with your expressive brushwork strutting its stuff - great! The colour is all good. One little drawing issue - just check the bottom of the boat where it sits on the water - run a ruler along Sargent's one to get the angle right. It looks to me like you photographed your painting in full sunlight since every weave of the canvas has a strong highlight on it which is most evident in the darks. The lesson for you - always photograph oil paintings in the shade. Great work!

 

Student Painting

"Boat with a Golden Sail" by George

Some beautiful work in here George - all in the top half of the painting, which is excellent. The water and the rocks could do with another look though. Have a good old squint at Sargent's rocks (or mine) and compare them to yours while you're squinting - back and forth. See the difference? It's the shadows and halftones - yours have gotten themselves lost. The water in front of the rocks too is the victim of indecision and speed. Please do take another look at the video and fix this corner of the painting because you'll have a great work of art on your hands when you do that. Good luck!

 

 

Demonstration painting

"A Boat with a Golden Sail" 15 x 15" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson, after John Singer Sargent.

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"A Boat with a Golden Sail" 15 x 15" Oil on Canvas by Richard Robinson, after John Singer Sargent.

 

My Photoshop mockup using two of Sargent's paintings.

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My Photoshop mockup using two of Sargent's paintings.


 

     
     
Annie Hemsley
New Zealand
 
"Richard Robinson's workshops are a wonderful learning tool. Richard is generous with his knowledge which is bounteous. There is the added advantage of seeing what other artists from around the world produce for each challenge and Richard's critiques are insightful and inspiring. I commend his teaching ability and have learnt much in the art of painting with oils during this course and hope to continue."
     
     


 



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Running Time: 57min
Beginner - Advanced
Oils or Acrylics

John Singer Sargent
   

 

 
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