I am drawn to the works of the American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) as well as to the works of the French Impressionist and Fauvist artists. As many have done before me, I sometimes like to experiment with, and build on, what other artists have done. In this example, I wanted to put a fauvist spin on Sargent's nearly monochromatic Street In Venice 2. I consider this experiment a celebration of both Sargent's work and the work of the Fauvist artists. The painting above is the result of my experimentation. I had a difficult time figuring out what to title this painting. So, I entered it into a contest that allowed patrons to "Name that Painting". Amazingly, Janet Trauernicht, of Fairfax VA, came up with absolutely the perfect title - Flirting with Sargent! Finally, this derivative work, that I had such a wonderful time creating, has a name!