Sunday, January 10, 2010

Red Woman

I am participating in a "RED" show in February. It's fun to have a reason to paint red things. I won't be submitting this, but I also probably wouldn't have painted it like this....were I not thinking about red.

Oil sketch on 11x14 gessoed board

9 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

She is definitely red! What a great color to work with and work into your painting! I'm sure you are learning a lot as you paint for this show! Keep up the great work!

Jasmine said...

Red is my favourite colour. Great picture. Can't wait to see what you do enter.

-Don said...

I've always found the nuances of value when painting predominantly with red to be one of my biggest color challenges. Have fun! -Don

lilasvb said...

i love the red, i am doing a project about red dresses for fight aianst women abuse

AutumnLeaves said...

Celeste, this is such a fine piece of red work. There is something that strikes me as almost photographic about her skin...I think it is a combination of the brushstrokes and the highlights on her legs/knees that does it. A quite fabulous job, methinks!

AutumnLeaves said...

I hope I didn't call you, Cathy! Sometimes my head doesn't keep up with my fingers, Celeste. Oy!

Kathy said...

It's funny how we often forget that monochromatic work can make a pleasing statement. Thanks for showing this, and I'll be curious to see what you create for the show!

Carrie H. said...

I like the premise of the pose and the shape of the chair. I think you should give this painting another chance and finish it.

ArtSparker said...

I like this study very much, the fleshy woman with the skeletal chair.