Monday, October 24, 2011

Dark portrait on paper

I painted this with three paints I had left over from several days ago (Ultramarine blue, Alizarin Crimson and white). It's painted on black gesso.

Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, Dark portrait, oil on 9x12 gessoed paper

10 comments:

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

Wonderful, Celeste....so dramatic!!!!

martinealison said...

Une autre mystérieuse jeune femme au regard profond et perdue dans ses pensées. Est-elle en pleine méditation ou observe-t-elle en discrétion totale ?... J'aime me représenter les choses ou les sentiments en admirant votre travail...
Gros bisous

Celeste Bergin said...

martine wrote:

Another mysterious young woman under deep and lost in thought. Is she meditating or she observes in total discretion? ... I like to represent things or feelings and admire your work ...
big kiss

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thanks Martine!

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks Carolyn... :)

Michael Lindstrom said...

I love the limited palette and true to your work she is full of drama, wonderful lines and tremendous truth. Outstanding painting Celeste!

CrimsonLeaves said...

She is beautiful, Celeste! Is she a real person or someone you made up? (That didn't sound right but I'm not sure how to make it sound better! LOL) Gorgeous use of those left over paints too. A striking effect indeed.

Caio Fern said...

i like the colors

hw (hallie) farber said...

This reminds me of you (and a bit like Cameron Diaz). She's beautiful and mysterious.

SamArtDog said...

This is a reminder of how good a palette of left-overs can be. Thanks!

Ruca said...

Always inspirational, perhaps even moreso when we know something like the detail that you only used three colours to achieve this rich portrait. Wow.