Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday!

Today in Craig Srebnik's class we watched him paint a demonstration using the same black and white photo he used for class last week. This time he painted monochromatically using just Raw Umber and Titanium White. When it was time for us to paint we were given our choice of painting like he did or with color. I used Raw Umber and Titanium White. Srebnik told us that landscape and figure painting are "really the same thing"......both require correct values and shapes.

(Oil Sketch) Celeste Bergin, Monochromatic workshop painting, oil on 18x24 canvas panel

14 comments:

martinealison said...

Une manière douce et expressive dans la pose de votre modèle... J'aime particulièrement les attitudes de dos qui laissent libre mon esprit...
Très jolie peinture.
Gros bisous

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

A sweet expressive pose of your model ... I especially like the back attitudes that leave my mind free ...
Very nice painting.
big kiss

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Thanks so much, Martine!

Caio Fern said...

I can't believe I lost your last posts.

the landscape is wonderful,
and this figure is ellegant and you made it so sweet. Loved the colors too.

helen said...

Very nice and I like the colors in 'End of Day'.

Manel said...

Very good sketch!

conservativelybohemian said...

Truly beautiful, Celeste. That icy but soft blue is the perfect offset for this beauty.

Libby Fife said...

I've liked that last couple of these studies from this class. There is something very graceful and basic about them.

Dean H. said...

Love this, Celeste...as well as the color version from Tue.
Plus the structural anatomy appears right on!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I scrolled back and forth between this one and last Tuesday's. I think I like this one better.

Dan Kent said...

Very beautiful and elegant. I love how you are constantly studying and trying new things. I agree with hallie re the color. I read once that flake white should be used instead of titanium white for skin (at least for portraits). Glad to see another rule refuted.

Dan Kent said...

Very beautiful and elegant. I love how you are constantly studying and trying new things. I agree with hallie re the color. I read once that flake white should be used instead of titanium white for skin (at least for portraits). Glad to see another rule refuted.

billspaintingmn said...

The softness of skin, and the delicate pose looks great.

To do this with a limited palette, I'm sure it helps to stay focused on the forms and how they express.

Dave Starr said...

Outstanding!

Harry Kent said...

Full of grace. Cool poise.

You must be pleased with your handling of values in this piece.