Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Life painting session --"L"


I got to be the person who delivered our model to the session today. "L" doesn't own a car. It was nice to visit with her before and after the session. She explained a little about how she manages to stay so still for three hours (with a few breaks). "I listen to all the music being played, she told me, and I liked every song today except for just one. I listen to the lyrics and if I know the song I sing it in my head".

Top photo: Painting: Celeste Bergin, Life painting session "L", oil on 16 x 20 canvas panel
Bottom photo: Celeste Bergin, Life painting session "L" II, oil on 16 x 20 canvas panel


12 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

Such beautiful skin tones and cheekbones against the blue. I enjoyed the pigeon photo from yesterday.

martinealison said...

Bonjour Céleste,
Je commence toujours par admirer votre travail avant de vous lire...
Je me demandais à quoi pouvait penser cette belle jeune femme.
Son regard est autre part... Elle semble sereine et abandonnée... Elle est disponible et imperturbable.
Vous avez su saisir ce sentiment...
Lorsqu'après j'ai lu votre publication, j'ai tout compris. Que ce soit le peintre ou le modèle, nous sommes tous influencer par ce qui nous entoure. Cela peut être la musique, des voix, des couleurs ou l'effet du jour.
Je vous fais de gros bisous.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

Hello Celeste,
I always start by admiring your work before you read ...
I wondered what might have thought this beautiful young woman.
His gaze is elsewhere ... It seems serene and abandoned ... It is available and imperturbable.
You managed to capture that feeling ...
When, I read your post, I understood everything. Whether the artist or model, we are all influenced by our surroundings. This can be music, voices, colors, or the effect of the day.
I give you big kisses.
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Thanks do much, Martine!

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks so much Hallie!

Jane said...

Both beautiful, - very relaxed position and atmosphere in the second one ....total abandon. The proportions are just perfect!

conservativelybohemian said...

Gosh Celeste! She is just beautiful and you've done her proud my friend.

Dean H. said...

Beautiful, Celeste! Both are great, but I especially like the full figure painting. "Right on" proportions and colors!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Beautiful skin tones! And the indication of the bones in the portrait are strong and lovely.

I was once disappointed I had talked to a model. As I drew him, he looked like a Roman soldier. When he talked, he was a gap-toothed lawn maintenance guy. Totally crashed my fantasy!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
both nice rendition. They read very good , with nice colors. Happy painting

Eric Bowman said...

So now I am curious which song she didn't like!

billspaintingmn said...

These look great Celeste! The first painting has an expression of
deep in thought.
The second painting is a beautiful nude. The softness an form reads very well!

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks Jane, Sherry, Dean, Kvan, Mariano, Bill & Eric!

haha...Eric...I think it was "they paved paradise and put up a parking lot"