Artist of the Day- John Singer Sargent (click on image to see more)

Here you have just a few of Sargent's amazing watercolors. They feel so 'loose' and contemporary to me. His paintings of Venice while done over a hundred years ago feel incredibly fresh. How can he make the side of a concrete building look so glamorous? Do you have any idea how difficult it is to do this kind of work??? OMG! I am Gobsmacked!