Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday!

Today's figure class lesson had to do with grays again, and why they are so necessary to describe flesh. The model in the photo had a clear tan line and it was an additional challenge to describe it convincingly along with a flat lighting situation. We're learning that there are different approaches to getting the paint down for a figure painting, not to mention that no matter which method you use, there will always be that pesky constant series of "corrections" thing. That's the way it is. Put down paint, evaluate, change or leave it...on and on.

This is phase I, we'll finish this painting next session. I'm happy with it to this point.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Phase I Figure, Srebnik class, oil on 18x24 canvas panel

24 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
I really love the mood of this work!
Cheers,Sadami

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful, Celeste! Love this!!

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful, Celeste! Love this!!

martinealison said...

Ce nu vu de dos me plaît déjà beaucoup à ce stade du travail... Je trouve que le fait qu'il y ait cette démarcation due à son bronzage cela lui apporte une grande sensualité.
Gros bisous à vous... J'ai hâte de voir son évolution.

Sharon Wright said...

Now, THAT is just glorious! Love it as it is, so it will be interesting to see how it develops.

Kyla Hynes said...

Beautiful work! I think you did a brillant job with the tones

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste I really love so much this one! as you see I'm doing female figure too in this time and I love this one of yours. from the pose to the choice of colours and the poesie in her figure

love this

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think this looks amazing as it is, Celeste. You always seem to end with a piece that looks finished to me. Well done with the tan line and skin tones and that highlight in her hair.

Maritza said...

Esta es una GRAN OBRA DE ARTE, Celeste.
Sus líneas, su sutileza y sensualidad...son maravillosas.

FELICITACIONES GRANDES.

(Me fascinó!).

Abrazos miles.

Ralph said...

Having painted the female form I admire this work but I really love the evening oil one you posted on Sunday.

Manel said...

Beautiful!

Manel said...

Beautiful!

BoholstWife said...

i absolutely love the details on the back...wonderful!.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
so far you did a splendid job with this. I love the way is going.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

This nude seen from behind I like a lot already at this stage of work ... I think the fact that there is this demarcation due to his tan it gives them a great sensuality.
Big hugs to you ... I'm anxious to see its evolution.

(Big thanks Martine!)

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

This is a great work of art, Celeste.
His lines, his subtlety and sensuality ... are wonderful.

BIG CONGRATULATIONS.

(I loved!).

Hugs thousands.

(Thanks, Maritza!)

Caio Fern said...

ahh, lovely.

L.W.Roth, said...

You did a great job with this one! Thanks for telling me you can't avoid constantly making corrections--that's exactly what I'm doing and I was getting discouraged. Odd how blues or greens or payne's gray are flesh colors.

Jane said...

This is coming along very well Celeste, the skin looks so REAL, bravo!

SamArtDog said...

Following your progress in this class is a real treat (keyword: progress).
This one is quite beautiful.

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

I love everything in this painting. Although I think it can't get much better, I will look at the next phase.

Virginia Floyd said...

I love this. Beautiful job!

So glad you blog is back up. I was one of those wondering what happened.

mary maxam said...

Beautiful, the shapes and warm/cool are so so nice!

Stephanie Berry said...

So lovely--love the way you did this.