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John Singer Sargent – Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

This is ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’ by John Singer Sargent. Its hard to imagine that he painted it in many really short sessions (a few minutes a day) for two month? The story about his process is a lecture of control and patience.

In his book “Alla Prima” – Richard Schmid says that a painter should act like a climber: They never rush.