Belinda Lindhardt

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

"Keep the thing as a whole in your mind "- John Singer Sargent


I reguarly visit the blogs of a few of the members of the Fine Line Artists group. As a group they have decided to undertake a new project this year in studying the american artist John Singer Sargent. It's been really interesting to read how the different artists are tackling the project and what each of them is planning to do "inspired" by his work.

Being a primarily self-taught artist i have never really studied many other masters in depth, not since highschool anyway. (At the time i remember i found it all a bit boring but to be honest i think everything is boring when your 14!) So, i have it surprisingly interesting and inspiring to read about his work, his life and in particular how he taught his students and the process he would go through for a piece. Here is an article which is of particular interest.

You can read more about the Fine line Artists project on their respective blogs:
Nicole Caulfied
Making A Mark
Maggie Stiefvater

3 comments:

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Thanks for your kind words, Belinda! I laughed when you said you thought it was boring at 14 . . . sounds like me last year. I suppose I am rather juvenile, though . . . ;)

Katherine said...

Thanks Belinda - there's a lot of old masters out there to learn from.

Maggie's just a pip squeak really. ;) Nicole looks incredibly young as well! I'm the more mature one (code for past 50 and can't remember much about school) who creaks a lot!

Hopefully we've got two more of the Fine Line Artist bloggers joining us before the end of the month after attending to other commitments

And do join in too - we've already got some other bloggers joining in.........

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Thankyou Maggie and Katherine

LOL maggie :) I am just learning so much from the whole thing, i was just doing a CP peice last night and seemed to be recieting things in my head to remember as i am working.

Thanks for visiting