Monday, January 30, 2012


I painted this today from a photo reference. I was drawn to the strong and interesting shapes and I had black and white paint out from a couple days ago. I also started a new project today, a big canvas. I can't post anything from it until it starts making sense...(and that's a ways off!)

Oil Sketch, Celeste Bergin, Black & White Portrait Study, oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel


Anonymous said...

This is cool! I love the composition

Sheryl Anthony

CrimsonLeaves said...

The black and white to gray values just add a richness to the almost haughty pose of the model. I think this is strong and truly beautiful!

Love your idea for this unruly head of mine. It is currently...fluorescent would be apt. I contacted a Redken color specialist and hope she'll fix this to the way I wanted it. She didn't sound too keen so that means I have to try myself. That is the scary part. My hair is a palette, it seems.

Libby Fife said...

There are a lot of great shapes there; she looks very statuesque!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I always love your black and white studies.

Jane said...

I love this painting for the same reason as you...the strong features!