Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Life painting session --"K"

It's been awhile since life painting sessions and today was the first day back!  Our model was a super-good one who modeled for us last year. The session is three hours and I managed to do two paintings. The side light was made the model's face look "drenched in sunlight".

Painting: Celeste Bergin, K in a big hat, oil on 18 x 12 canvas panel

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Seated K, oil on 12 x 18 canvas panel


martinealison said...

Un visage doux, presque angélique pour ce portrait. Son innocence est accentuée par la lumière du soleil qui vient caresser son minois caché sous ce large chapeau, laissant aussi apparaître des petits yeux pétillants.

Dans votre deuxième oeuvre, j'aime particulièrement son attitude lascive et distinguée. Un merveilleux travail dans votre drapé qui, de par sa légèreté, provoque cette grâce.

Trois heures... et certainement beaucoup de plaisir.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Hooray! I've missed your life sessions paintings; don't know which of these I like better--great model.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:
A gentle face, almost angelic in this picture. Her innocence is accentuated by the sunlight that caresses her little face hidden under the large hat, leaving also appear twinkling eyes.

In your second look, I particularly like her attitude and lascivious distinguished. A wonderful job in your drapery which, by its lightness, causes this grace.

Three hours ... and certainly a lot of fun.


thanks Martine!

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks, so much Hallie----! :)

Dan Kent said...

I am so behind!! Been looking in everyday though. What a fabulous thing to go to life painting sessions. These are fabulous! Love all of the swaths of earth tones in the first one, and all of the values in the second.

Virginia Floyd said...

I like both these paintings..particularly the seated one. There is something very charming about her.

Jane said...

Two beautiful paintings both with a wonderful light, amazing you could make two in three hours.

Anonymous said...

Excellent shadowing from her hat brim, Celeste. I agree that the lighting was perfection. Love the green sheeting on the second piece. Not sure why it draws my eye, but it is beautiful and is exactly how I'd imagine it to lay with the model sitting on it as she is. Beautiful color and the strokes lend to the direction of the fall of material.

Linda Roth said...

I like this portrait Celeste. The motion and shadows are wonderful. The figure painting is good too, but more static--which of course is always the situation when painting a model in a classroom setting.

Dean H. said...

Fine paintings, Celeste Always a pleasure to visit your blog. :)

David E. Castillo said...

I envy the life sessions. These paintings are strong