Richard Ormond, the grandnephew of John Singer Sargeant who was being interviewed with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts over the web. As I watched the interview I got the strong urge to run and grab my sketch book and try to capture his face. I’m not sure why it hits, but some things just beg to be captured in my sketch book. Was it the strong shadow that the lights created? Was it the nice design of black against white? I’m not sure and usually don’t know the reason why. It just has to be painted or sketched.
A similar thing happened as I sketched a house down in Orderville. I sat on the front porch painting the white pioneer house across the street and I saw in my mind how it would look in a larger finished painting. I just had to paint it. “House of Order” will be on it’s way down to St. George. It will hang in the 27th Annual Robert N. & Peggy Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show and Sale, Delores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center 155 S. University Avenue, St. George, Utah 84770, February 14 through March 30th.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts www.mfa.org
Sears Museum Galley http://dixieculturalarts.com/sears-museum/