Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Life painting session --"S"

Our model was very good today...and the lighting was nice! I am mostly satisfied with both of my paintings from the day (this was my favorite of the two). I always feel that the time spent painting from a real live model is invaluable! Do you agree? (do you paint/draw from life?) The 3/4 view is often my favorite.

Oil study, Celeste Bergin, The model "S", oil on 16x20 stretched canvas

10 comments:

Dan Kent said...

Well, you know I draw from life, and I love it - it's my life blood at the moment. By the time I go to paint, they've usually left. I would love to paint like you, from life in a session..someday. I'm amazed (why does that word keep popping up when I comment on your blog?), anyway, amazed that you accomplish so much in a sitting.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Wow! She has a distinct look to her, doesn't she? From the thumbnail, she reminded me of an original Barbie doll. Very cool!

AutumnLeaves said...

Absolutely beautiful, Celeste! Love those brushstrokes too.

Kathy said...

Very effective rendering! The cool/hot blue which you've incorporated from one side across the rest of the lower part of the painting is really pleasing. The 3/4 view is the most popular, historically, and for good reason. Yours turned out great!

billspaintingmn said...

You really did a good job on this!
The colors in her hair, the loose brush strokes..
I enjoy live model drawing/paiting It's a good excersize that can strengthen other areas in art.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste the light is really great

Ralph said...

this is a beautiful painting of that I have no doubt but it is not one of my favourites of all you works so sorry

Jane said...

Wonderful portrait. The 3/4 view is one of my favorites too, but also quite difficult ( for me ). Unlike you I often totally get it wrong.

SKIZO said...

Wonderful
work
thank you for sharing

William Cook said...

There's a wonderful innocence about your paintings, this one's no different. And I'm really enjoying your over-all enthusiasm for painting. It shows even in your brushwork. Wonderful sketch. I like that you refrained from overworking the background and retaining a spontaneous feel. Wm