Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Life painting--Rachel in a red dress

There's a great article on Eric Bowman's blog about painting people. Often my figures come out looking a bit too tutti frutti (I struggled with jumpy color again today). Still--I completely enjoyed painting Rachel..she looked fantastic in a "Carmen" type dress.


Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Rachel standing, Oil on canvas panel, 12 x 16 inches.

5 comments:

hwfarber said...

You must have loved painting these--it shows. Rachel in Profile looks like someone I know. Thanks for the link to Eric Bowman's blog.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous dress! I especially love her profile portrait, Celeste. You do such beautiful work, always.

Caio Fernandes said...

lovely paintings ...
thank you for the too rosy talk . i have this problem sometimes , but mine is easy to understand . i am too lazy for prepare another color .... so i overreact on the red that is always easy to get .
shame , i know.... :(

again , i adored the ladys !

PAMO said...

She's beautiful! And the red is perfect.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Those redheads CAN look a little pink. Thanks for the link to Eric's blog post on skin color, too.