Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Illustrative" Figure study

I love the old style illustrations of yesteryear, so I'm emulating a Collier's Magazine type thing. There is no reason whatsoever for this, except for practice and to try my hand at some "drama". Great illustrators teach us that suggestion is very favorable and that it's desirable to leave things for the viewer to complete with their own eyes.

Study: Celeste Bergin, Dark & Light, oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel

10 comments:

Adhi Das said...

very beautiful!!!

Linda Popple said...

I love your creativity, Celeste! This is fantastic!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
You right! I see a story developing on the Titanic.

martinealison said...

Les photos d'antan étaient beaucoup plus romanesques et tout comme dans cette dernière peinture il s'y dégage une certaine forme de mystère...
J'aime...
Bisous

Dean H. said...

This is exactly the idea I've been trying to achieve off and on for several years!
It doesn't describe every detail but instead, invites the viewer in to look around, discover, and stay a spell.
Well done, Celeste!

Susan Roux said...

Words of wisdom! Love the pink underside of her dress. I find adding pink always adds romance to a painting.

Gary Keimig said...

really nice Celeste. You are doing just wonderful work.
Thanks for the comment on my blog.

hwfarber said...

She's almost an apparition--part of the cloud. Very beautiful.

PAMO said...

Fabulous! You are a great painter.

rajasekharan said...

Marvelous....