As a painter, I’ve found the work of John Singer Sargent of influence to me. More than once I’ve I’ve caught myself staring at one of his paintings & finding something very familiar. This oil painting of his Pavement, Cairo 1891 caught my attention as I was flipping thru my desktop calendar. His color palette brought me back to my still life, oil on paper, that I produced under the influence of Ron Weaver- UW-Oshkosh. He highly encouraged us to study the styles of the great masters.