Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday!


Today in Craig Srebnik's class we watched him paint from a black and white photo. As a first step, he painted in all the darks and sent us to our easels to do the same. (We all painted monochromatically again today and used the same photo reference). After we had something representing all the darks, we watched him paint the 2nd step (mid tones and the light mid-tones). Back to our easels to do the same! The final round was highlights. Three hours went by super-fast. This is an ongoing class, but we don't reconvene again until February. I'll practice in the meantime!

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

17 comments:

Libby Fife said...

Gosh, she looks graceful and elegant! Great job:)

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Celeste,
I concur with Libby. She looks real and saying so much with so little is a masterful.
Stay warm tonight!
Sincerely,
Gary.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Libby's right--she is graceful and elegant. I love her quiet beauty-and I enjoyed watching Henry Miller having fun.

Page Railsback said...

Wow..This is elegant, sophisticated and a really lovely painting

martinealison said...

Un excellent exercice...
Votre demoiselle est si pleine de grâce et de délicatesse. Elle est une véritable séductrice.
gros bisous

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

A great exercise ...
Your girl is so full of grace and delicacy. It is truly seductive.
big kiss
________________________
------Thanks, Martine!

Virginia Floyd said...

Celeste, that sounds like a great exercise. Great result, too!

Sadami said...

Hi,Celeste,
The work is lovely.
Thank you for sharing the process!!
Cheers,Sadami

Manel said...

La pose, la anatomía, el color, todo es una delicia.

Maritza said...

Preciosa y delicada...

Abrazos grandes,Celeste.

conservativelybohemian said...

One of your best nudes to date, Celeste. I've never been a fan of nudes, but you sure handle them with beauty, grace, and softness. Truly beautiful!

billspaintingmn said...

The expression is of feeling. This painting has an understanding and evokes the viewer to a sensitivity.

You cannot observe design into a painting, it needs to be installed.(I quote that from Stapleton Kearns)

Celeste Bergin said...

Manel wrote:

The pose, anatomy, color, everything is delicious.

(Thank you, Manel!)

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

Beautiful and delicate ...

Big hugs, Celeste ..


(Thank you, Maritza!)

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks, Libby, Gary, Hallie, Page, Martine, Virginia, Sadami, Manel, Maritza, Sherry and Bill....thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Srebnik is a good teacher! :)

Jane said...

What a lovely pose , she is holding her body so gracefully, and I think the head so tilted must have been quite difficult to paint, even if you make it look easy.

Erik van Elven said...

Hi Celeste, I always enjoy looking at your work. This is such an elegant panting, it shows you had fun creating it.