Sunday, October 3, 2010

Liepke inspired bloodless gal


Just a practice piece using mostly grays
Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, "Eyes shut & Liepke inspired", 6x12 oil on canvas panel

(Malcolm Liepke, popular figurative painter)

10 comments:

Momo Luna said...

I love it Celeste. Very moody and mysterious.

ArtSparker said...

Very striking, I like your color choices.

Kathy said...

I like the mood in this one. You have a wonderful way of imparting something very personal and intimate into your work.

Linda Popple said...

Very nicely done, Celeste. Malcolm Liepke is a favorite of mine. You've captured his unique style just beautifully. Love it!

hwfarber said...

A gripping portrait--I like it. Thanks for the link; I like the Liepke work, too.

Dan Kent said...

I think it is great - you know how to use color (and lack thereof) to great effect. It's so funny (warning: about me again) - I am trying to do that larger acrylic "portrait", and I thought I knew colors from all of the watercolor sketches of people. I know nothing!! It's been a rewarding (and scary) experience, and my eyes are opening to the possibilities of color in faces to effect mood. I searched your blog for all of your wonderful portraits in an effort to learn.

Todd Smith said...

I like your take on Malcolm Liepke! I've followed his stuff since he appeared regularly in the Society of Illustrators annuals.(And failed a few times to capture his "look".)

Also like the mood in "Mt. Tabor".

-Don said...

I can't take my eyes off of her. Amazing.

-Don

Harry Kent said...

the downcast eyes of a solitary moment, the pallor of sad memories ... though the lips are full like a Liepke, the effect is to underscore vulnerability rather than sensuality ... a gentle, reflective work

Machelle Blankenship said...

Lovely practice!!
machelle