Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just blue & white

My time to paint today was limited, so I dashed out this painting done in only blue and white from a photo reference.



Oil sketch on paper/foam core 9 x 12

21 comments:

Alex Stoltze said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

rosedale's 4head said...

nice to connect via ArtSparker...beautiful blue - i wonder what she must be thinking...

hwfarber said...

Dashed this out? Your ability with the paint brush is unbelievable. Landscapes, people, bears and tigers--you do everything beautifully.

ArtSparker said...

It's funny how necessary it becomes to put brush to canvas or pen to paper.

lilasvb said...

it is very nice post, so deep blue strong and simple

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

lovely... really a lovely expression

Kathy said...

A beautiful gesture that is beautifully rendered. Sometimes having less time produces better results!!

Gregory Becker said...

That is beautiful. That look in her eyes.

Caio Fernandes said...

and black !!
wonderful !!

Jasmine said...

This picture is stunning. Reminds me of an Indian princess.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh Celeste! Your dashes outshine my weeks of work any day of the week! She is beautiful! I love the blues too.

PAMO said...

Beautiful! Amazing how you capture this in a limited time.

D*fusion said...

loving the blue palette portrait, somehow very warm in its cool blue.

Dean H. said...

Love it, Celeste! Speed, in this case is a very good thing. It reveals your level of development and thinking process while painting. Excellent!

Julie Hill said...

Goodness.. i don't think you can say just "dashed out" and "only in blue and white"...this is great. Whatever the technique, time or trials...still a success!

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Ah The joys of "Limitation",
Have you tried to do 10 of them? At #8 you get tired/bored and that is when #9 and #10 get special.
I like painting in blue so I respond immediately to yours.
Very Cool

Sheila said...

Hmmm... you're planting the seed for something else I want to try Celeste....

-Don said...

Nicely done, Celeste... The whole composition draws me right into her eyes. And then I'm lost...

-Don

billspaintingmn said...

She seems to be looking inside herself.
Is this a self portrait?
Celeste, your art is so inspiring.
(now I want to do a blue & white)

Pam Holnback said...

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Kitty Wallis said...

Lovely is the right word. Beyond value study to expressive emotion. Touching.