Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Life painting session --"J"

Today's model "J" stood in high heels for three hours (she had breaks, but still...man! I'm glad I don't have to do it). She wore a red dress and she had a black shawl around her arms. She looked Spanish (despite her fire-red hair)! I didn't finish her legs, but I was pretty happy with the outcome. That red dress was fantastic. I did a 2nd painting, a quick portrait, but this first study is the better of the two. "J" definitely had a Fandango look. 

Painting: Celeste Bergin, "J" in a red dress, oil on 16x20 canvas panel

(....need a smile? Watch this...yeah it is another Flash thing, but you will like it):

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great looking REDS. WOW. Question: will you finish the legs later? I guess it is not at all necessary. I really like this painting!

Sheryl

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

WOW is right! such presence ! your edges are brilliant..such confident, juicy stokes and COLOUR!

lilasvb said...

great red dress

Dave Starr said...

I want to paint where you are painting the models are always so decked out and good looking I like the pose
the video I did smile yes

Manel said...

Simple and beautiful.

conservativelybohemian said...

I like that you left the legs hinted at, Celeste. Lends some sense of ethereal to the piece. And that hair!! And they say redheads shouldn't wear red! She shoots down that theory. This is a delightful piece and a sense of movement lends so much to the fandango you mentioned. Amazing!

L.W.Roth, said...

Let the lady show some leg Celeste! This painting is worth finishing; the play of reds is striking as is she. I am surprised that you don't address the whole figure in the drawing in stage...not how I was taught. Yet legs or not,she is firmly planted on the ground.

these temporal rooms said...

this is very beautiful.

~robert

greetings from canada

martinealison said...

Tout en séduction dites-moi! Avec sa robe rouge elle semble vouloir charmer ses admirateurs...
Belle interprétation.
Bises

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Hi Celeste!!!
The paint of Monday, the flowers, are so beautifull I love it, and you are beautifull

kiss

SamArtDog said...

What a model. What a dress. What a sketch!

I love Copenhagen. Where else could you sneak tympani into a train station? Oh, yeah... Portland.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:
What seduction tell me! With her ​​red dress she seems to delight her fans ...
Beautiful interpretation.
kisses

thanks Martine!

Jane said...

Your lady in red is gorgeous...absolutely worth finishing the legs.
Loved the video..how could I not :-)

Tim Robinson said...

Nice painting. Also, thanks for sharing the music.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Beautiful. Great reds.

Paula K. Cravens said...

I too would like to have access to such a beautiful model. Love the red/blue juxtaposition. And thanks for sharing the mob clip. It would be such fun to be a part of that (even as a listerner).

Sharon said...

I'm just seeing your painting here and I love it. A very beautiful study. I don't have any problem with where you've left this. It is alive and very ethereal. Enough indication of the whole figure for me. No part of this is tightly finished, so it does all work for me. And I love it.

Now, about that train station Bolero. FANTASTIC!!! Cheers to the Copenhagen Philharmonic. What an amazing moment and why were the onlookers not dancing??? It doesn't get much better than that.

Your work is lovely and your posts are delightful.