Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday!

This morning I got to see a demonstration by Craig Srebnik. What an excellent painter he is! The emphasis of his talk/demonstration was about linking darks and generating "unity" in a number of different ways. I incorporated some of what he showed us today into this figure.
Craig is giving another demonstration next Wednesday.  Contact Craig via phone or email in advance to sign up....find out about it HERE.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, At the Club, oil on 16x20 canvas panel

Craig Srebnik

15 comments:

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

This is scrumptious! Really like the brushwork and your varied edges

hw (hallie) farber said...

I stopped by to comment on "Waiting in the Rain" and I see this fantastic painting. You are amazing.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Beautiful! Sounds like he gave an inspiring demo, too.

martinealison said...

Cette femme aux longs gants a quelque chose de mystérieux, que vous seule parvenez à traduire dans vos peintures. Je retrouve ce sentiment dans beaucoup de vos oeuvres, ce qui les rend attachantes...
Je suis certaine que vous avez pris copieusement du bonheur à participer à ce cours...
Moi qui ne suis qu'une autodidacte je serais heureuse d'apprendre autrement que par mes erreurs...
Gros bisous

Hoghart said...

A splendid work !

Casey Klahn said...

Those are important lessons, and this is a powerful painting that you did!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
this oil reads very well, you did a great job. A really elegant composition!

Dave Starr said...

wow. I like this so much.

Dave Starr said...

She is familiar maybe I saw her before in another painting

Celeste Bergin said...

Martinealison wrote:

This woman with long gloves has something mysterious, you only manage to bring in your paintings. I find this feeling in many of your works, what makes them endearing ...
I'm sure you took copious happiness to participate in this course ...
I who am a self taught I would be happy to learn other than by my mistakes ...
big kiss
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(thank you Martine!)

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks Jan, Hallie, Kvan, martine, Hoghart, Casey, Mariano and Dave.... :)
Dave, she is from a photo reference and I haven't painted her specifically before, if that is what you meant.
I very much appreciate the comments!

Michael Lindstrom said...

I love the subtle earthy value shifts and wonderful form. Lovely grays, very harmonious, great job!

Candace X. Moore said...

Hey, Celeste, I'm always lurking, but have to leave a comment today. I was reading Schmid (Alla Prima) last night. He talked about linking the lights in his chapter on values. The reverse of linking darks, but same difference. As I read, I was sitting in my studio looking at paintings I've done and noticed that the strongest images are composed of limited values with a few big shapes created by lots of linking. Your post drives it all home. Good one.

suzannepaints said...

Wow! I think Craig's paintings are so beautiful. Looks as if you were completely the top observer. Your painting is great.

conservativelybohemian said...

I thought this lady looked familiar too, Celeste. LOL Anyway, I don't know how I missed this post as I read blogs both Saturday and Sunday. Sigh...

She is beautiful and I learned something from you and from one of your commenters on this piece.