Thursday, March 17, 2011

Life Session

This is an oil from Wednesday's life painting session.

Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Ballerina adjusts laces, oil on 20x16 canvas panel (Update: SOLD)

22 comments:

SUSAN RODEN said...

Love your sketches celeste! Spontaneous and light. Nice...s

B Boylan said...

That's what you call a quick sketch!? Wow, it's beautiful...and accurate too! You blow me away Celeste..always creating something incredible day by day.

Dave Starr said...

Great job! complicated pose! Will you take this painting further? Do you paint on top of this if you want to take it to finish?

Marcia Vander Schaaf said...

Love the contrasting warm and cool tones!

martinealison said...

Beaucoup de sensualité et de délicatesse comme il se doit pour une ballerine... Ce dessin est déjà une belle oeuvre.
Bisous

Celeste Bergin said...

martin writes:
Many of sensuality and delicacy as befits a ballerina ... This drawing is already a beautiful work.
Kisses

(thank you all)!

AutumnLeaves said...

As lovely as any by Degas, Celeste. You are such an inspiration to me.

Susan Roux said...

You've been doing amazing things in your life sessions lately. I think it's where you will find yourself...

So lovely and emotional.

RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful and just enough detail. I like the color choices, too.

Kim said...

Celeste, this is BEAUTIFUL (yes, all caps). Nice work!!

billspaintingmn said...

Good! You are playing ball and hitting 'em out of the park! I'm on the bench, and the game must go on!

Linda Popple said...

This is just so beautiful, Celeste. Her gesture is so graceful. I love it!

Rachel Harvey said...

wow!

Casey Klahn said...

Like I said before, you are the champion of oil sketching. Excellent.

rahina q.h. said...

delightful work Celeste!

hw (hallie) farber said...

For a sketch, this has a lot of information. I agree with Billspainting--you're knocking them out of the park!

Dan Kent said...

Your sketch would be my masterpiece. Wow. Just beautiful - elegant, perfect pose, wonderful color scheme.

Kitty Wallis said...

I am very impressed by your latest work. You seem to have made an important leap your growth. It feels like a new level of confidence. Well Done!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

I love this "sketch!" It has all the makings of a classic . . . wonderful light and composition. The figure seems so perfectly placed in her space. (Really like your hands study, as well--the delicacy and strength in your brushstrokes).

Jane said...

Beautiful ballerina...call it sketch!! I just saw "The Black Swan" at the cinema, and your ballerina has about the same expression on her face as the leading actress Natalie Portman throughout the film...not very happy!

Sadami said...

Dear Celeste,
I love this work~! Amazing, you do it with "oil"!! I wish I could join your oil class, if you have.
Cheers, Sadami

Dana Cooper said...

It has been said but it's worth saying again that this is just beautiful, great job!