Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Life painting session --"Roger"

Roger has to be one of the best models we have ever had. He posed as a cowboy. He had a shotgun across his lap and a lantern at his feet, very Marlboro man. I forgot my panels and had to borrow a couple. I had trouble with the whole figure and wound up concentrating just on his face. I love the new spotlight they have at the studio, the lighting was dramatic.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Cowboy, oil on 20x16

14 comments:

Carrie H. said...

Oh Yeah! More of this!

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

Very nice Celeste. You really caught it in just his face. I knew he had a shotgun just to look at that expression!

Linda Popple said...

He belongs in Texas! Great painting!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Wow. Handsome cowboy; wonderful painting.

conservativelybohemian said...

Well, he sure is a handsome one, Celeste! And who doesn't love the Marlboro Man?!!! A beautiful portrait!

Libby Fife said...

I like this one. It is dramatic and his look is kinda squinty-like he is looking off into the sunset:)

Dan Gliubizzi said...

lots of interest going on in that shadow, nice

Chris said...

like this a lot Celeste

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

The shadow on the face is just right! He is handsome, too. Well done!

billspaintingmn said...

This is one cool dude! I like the color and values.
Those brush strokes have a confidence that supports this guys cool!

(by the way, I left a comment on your painting with song rain drops. I hope I wasen't out of line, I just thought you hit a grand slam with that, and I was a
bit emotional)

B Boylan said...

Yee haw! Didn't see this one on the easel and glad you posted him. Love the cast shadow over his facial features. Nice!

Pam Holnback said...

This is a great piece. I love it!... the shadow of the hat, the unfinishedness. all of it!

Harry Kent said...

I love this, Celeste! Love the economy that still says so much. Beautiful warm yet strong feel to it. Yeehaa.

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks Carrie, Carolyn, Linda, Hallie, Sherry, Libby, Dan, Chris, Kvan, Bill, Brenda, Pam and Harry! Appreciate the kudos! Thanks for visiting--I'll be swinging by to see your work :)