Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday (at Studio 30)

I went to two sessions at Studio 30 today. We all loved our model's glamorous look. She looked like she had stepped out of a different era. She wore a great necklace too....but I noticed many of the painters (myself included) elected to leave it out of the painting. I wonder why.

This is my still life from the morning. I didn't finish it. I got a late start and the session was over before I knew it! What about you....did you have a great day? 

To see everyone's work from today go HERE.

(Top) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Catherine, oil on 16x20 stretched canvas
(Bottom) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Still life, oil on 8x8 canvas panel


CrimsonLeaves said...

The still life reminds me of Van Gogh's style with bold colors and brush strokes. It is exquisite! And the portrait? Ooh la la! You captured that glamour for sure!

Libby Fife said...

You did manage to make her look elegant-she almost looks like she came out of the 20's or 30's.

Glad you had a good day. Lots of driving on my end but I made time for some art too:)

Sheryl Anthony said...

Wow! A beautiful painting. She looks like a movie star

Jenny said...

I'm glad you shared her. I'm working on some portraits I began 20 years ago, wiped off thepastel and am redoing them. My technique has changed over the years which is helping. I like your not so detailed approach which is why you probably left out the necklace. xo Jenny

art by Michael Perchard said...

Love the still life and the portrait!
Great colors in the still life!
You are so right the model, from your painting, looks like she came from an other era. "Great Gatsby?" Well painted! Great colors. Especially the lips! Nice!
(Maybe the necklace was omitted because it could draw too much attention away from the face?)
I also very much enjoyed seeing your friends works!

Stephanie Berry said...

Very nice portrait Celeste! She definitely has a glamour vibe about her. Now I'm left wondering about her necklace?

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Love seeing both of these paintings.
Still life always draws me in.
I like the woman and knowing me I would have added the little still life of the necklace, especially to see how it fell over the clavical bone structure. At the moment I am still learning how to fracture a face without it looking like a Bacon!

Quin Sweetman said...

I love the way you painted her, Celeste! Who needs a necklace when you have lips like that?

PAMO said...

The model is a beauty- I love how you painted her.
Necklaces are classic but her skin is so lovely, perhaps it distracted?

I love your still life too.

Awesome work as always.

hmuxo said...

Excellent portrait, Celeste. She definitely looks like she stepped in from the past...very sophisticated...and as always, I enjoy seeing the rest of the artists' work.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I really enjoy seeing the artists' interpretations of the same model. These two are great; I think more intense color than usual.

mary maxam said...

Before I read your post, I was thinking Oh, what a glamorous girl! You caught this beautifully!