Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday at Studio 30

I went to two sessions at Studio 30 today. Our model wore a pretty poofy dress. In the morning I got a start on a floral. To see what the others did....go HERE.


(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Life Model, oil on 16x20 stretched canvas
(Bottom Photo) Painting (start) Celeste Bergin, Floral, oil on 9x12 canvas panel

10 comments:

Linda Popple said...

She is lovely!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Love her nose - really protrudes and mine don't always do so I admire it when I see it done well. The still life colors are a knockout. I LOVE this still life!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Celeste, you are a master at painting mood and emotion in your pieces. I see it in both of these...or should I say I feel it? More accurate. I love that rich background color in the floral piece!

hmuxo said...

Wonderful portrait, Celeste and its always nice to see how everyone else did!!

L.W.Roth, said...

I find the model painting interesting. You painted her without the background. I can't do that. The background always demands my consideration,for that's what makes the model sit comfortably with regards to values which parts come forward, which fall back. Interesting way of seeing.

Sheryl Anthony said...

Lovely portait. Will you give it a background eventually?

Sheryl Anthony said...

Lovely portrait. Will you give it a background?

Page Railsback said...

The magic in the portrait is the soft features...not telling us everything..you are a beautiful painter

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

Very interesting work, Celeste. I love what you do with painting the models at Studio 30. I wish I had been there with you.

Celeste Bergin said...

thank you Linda, Julie, Sherry, hmuxo, L.W., Sheryl, Page, and Carolyn!
L.W....I meant to put in a background, I just devoted so much time to everything else I never put it in. I agree with you, portraits need backgrounds.
Sheryl, I probably won't finish this, but maybe I will, to see how the background changes it.
Thanks all for taking the time to comment! :)