Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Reading a Book on Sargent" by Andrew Daniel

 "Reading a Book on Sargent" 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm)
oil on canvas by  Andrew Daniel
available at my online shop

I've been trying to push myself to paint the environment as well as the model at the weekly figure painting sessions. This is something that I have been thinking about a lot and recently wrote about on my other blog.

On this day, one of the other people in the group, Fran Kuta, brought this lovely pink Kimono, it reminded me of some of the orientalism that was commonly painted in the late 1800's.

This piece was painted in oil on canvas. It measures . I have signed it on the front and back.


  1. Andrew, this is something I wrestle with weekly during almost every open studio with figure.
    I, too, want to put the figure in context, preferable in a context that has interest and meaning.
    I very much like the figure and her environment that you've posted.