After a few little local difficulties, medical and bereavement I've managed to get a little painting this week. I was originally scheduled to be on a course with the wonderful American painter, Charles Reid, but events conspired to stop me going on my original booking. Other complications made it just possible for me to attend two days with Charles during this week and I will post something about it when I can get round to it. In the meantime my fellow blogger, Peter Ward (watercolourfanatic.blogspot.com), is recording his experience with Charles during last week. Recommended reading.
One of the exercises that Charles likes to have students work at is one where you take a monochrome photograph and make a painting based on the image. This is my effort during one of those sessions. The photograph I selected is a well known shot of John Singer Sargent at work.
It was wonderful to get the brushes damp again after an enforced break. Not quite finished off but satisfying nevertheless.
John Singer Sargent - Watercolour on Not paper 16" x 12"