Thursday, June 17, 2010

Life painting session..."Kira" (II)


Our Model felt faint during the session, (oh, that's right! Models are people too!) so we had to take more breaks than usual (so she could recover). She was super-professional and soldiered on despite feeling poorly. I was moderately successful in capturing her facial likeness..but I hope I get another chance (....and that she doesn't give up life modeling)!



Painting: Celeste Bergin, Kira II, Oil on canvas panel, 16x20 inches.
Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Kira standing, Oil on canvas panel, 16x20 inches.

12 comments:

PAMO said...

She's very pretty. Celeste- your use of color and tone is always amazing. I can't imagine being a life model- I wouldn't have the attention span for it.

Joan Breckwoldt said...

This is a wonderful painting of the model, I like how you have used so many different paint colors, especially in her hair. Your paintings have a lot of life. It's so much fun to paint models, they bring a whole nother element to the painting session and the painting, I think.
Joan

hwfarber said...

Beautiful people in Portland--love the painting.

Casey Klahn said...

Cool painting! She reminds of Morticia Addams - long and cool. You captured that. Hope she feels well - tell her not to lock her knees (he said from the peanut gallery).

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely beautiful, Celeste.

Art with Liz said...

Love the paint on this beautiful face Celeste! So much energy.

Kerri Settle said...

Lovely! I love all the highlights in her hair, you captured that glossy feel perfectly.

Linda Popple said...

This is a really nice portrait, Celeste. I especially like the blues in her hair and her lovely face was captured with your brush. Well done!

Caio Fernandes said...

the work with colors on the heads portrait is fantasic .
and the nude is so sober and elegant .
wonderful works , Celeste .

Janelle Goodwin said...

Beautiful painting, Celeste. I can't even imagine attempting to paint the human figure. I'm in awe.

padmaja said...

I loved the tonal values in this work. I like the way you have done her hair. so silky and soft. I have never worked with a model so far, exception was my sister who sat in front of me not withstanding my pestering:-)

rosedale's 4head said...

Wow she is beautiful - i love the natural form and color of her body. i sense pride in her counternance - who wouldn't want to model for you! you give a second, vibrant life to your subject.