Friday, May 28, 2010

Transitory lounger

Now and then I like to spend just a certain amount of time on a sketch--and no more. It is good practice. I spent 20 minutes on this painting..and I know I got down the important elements. I'll likely sand her down and paint over her in the future. Au Revoir Simone!
Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, Lounger, Oil on canvas panel, 20 x 10 inches.

10 comments:

Carrie H. said...

I guess you'll still have the photo...

How is it sanding down the panels prepped with lead white? You must mark the back of them.

Linda Popple said...

Twenty minutes? Very nice!!

hwfarber said...

Twenty minutes! Beautiful colors and she's definitely lounging. You are amazing.

-Don said...

What a gorgeous study. You've gestured in her pose and splashed in some gorgeous color to boot. Nice!

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

I sure like this piece, Celeste. Love that background around Simone too. I have such a time with figures, never getting the proportions correct. You did this beautifully and in only 20 minutes!!

Suzanne said...

The "20 minutes" is what I've heard for years from various instructors ,eventho Hipbone starts with faster warm ups and then does 30 minutes. You captured the graceful ,relaxed pose and I love the color choices.
You may want to keep her! At least for awhile...

raena said...

Great capture in twenty minutes!

Sid Schwab said...

Hi Celeste, and I'm glad you found my blog. And that you have an interest in my aunt, an amazing woman indeed. I have kept blogging at another site from Surgeonsblog, but unless you're a raving liberal (you could be, living in Portland), you might not like it!

If you want any other information about Moomump, you could email me directly:

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DJ said...

Love the spontaneity here...fresh and sassy...

padmaja said...

I just love these types of fast works.. they turn out so spontaneous and full of life.. I loved how you arrived at am amazing result here!