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Painting the Light
Paintings by Thomas Jefferson Kitts


8.5 x 11 inches, 110 pages, with over 100 full color paintings. Available in hard and soft cover This collection of paintings reflects Thomas' love for nature and expresses the way light plays across the landscape. The 100 gorgeous full color reproductions offer inspiration to artists and collectors alike, and the work ranges from brilliantly lit landscapes, to the figure, to intimately arranged still lifes. This book is certain to delight those who already collect Kitts' art and serve as a beautiful introduction for those who are new to it.

With foreword by Jean Stern
Executive Director of the Irvine Museum.


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Advice on Painting from
John Singer Sargent

(This link will take you to the 4.9 M file stored on my GoogleDrive. You can download the pdf from there...)

Free 46 page digital PDF file, suitable for viewing on tablet and computers, illustrated with full color paintings and close up details | This digital booklet contains two second-hand accounts of Sargent's teaching and painting methods, as recounted by the Honorable Evan Charteris, K.C. in his 1927 biographical book, "Sargent" (now out of print). Annotated by me, Thomas Jefferson Kitts, with an essay on Sargent, plus selected paintings by Sargent used to illustrate the text. 

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3 reader comments:

Hal DeWaltoff said...

Really enjoyed the article on Sargent article. Well done! And, thanks.

Marty Tassoni said...

Tom, you are a real treasure. Thanks so much for the professional insight into Sargent's style and technique. It's a must read for anyone interested in his paintings.

JenK said...

Great resource; many thanks, Thomas! What an amazing painter he was. Extraordinary talent of course but he also combined it with a phenomenal appetite for hard work. Unlike a lot of people I went to art school with who liked to sit around in cafes looking stylish and cultivating their artistic spirit through self-aggrandisement ! 🙂