Kira modeled for us again for our life painting session. She posed as a jazz singer and I had an exquisite view of her with a light to the side emphasizing her strong features. I believe I made her nose too prominent in the portrait version, but despite this, I have elected to leave it be. I took good photos of her and I can try again in the future. Three hours is a long time to pose like this....Kira did a fantastic job.
P.S... Musically speaking...I am now in love with these guys from the University of Oregon. Watch the video below, you will be impressed.
Top Painting: Celeste Bergin, Torch singer, Oil on canvas panel, 16 x 16 inches. ©2010.
Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Torch singer II, Oil on canvas panel, 11 x 14 inches.