Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday (at Studio 30)

I painted at both sessions today at Studio 30. Our model wore a shawl and a black saucer-type hat. 

This is an oil study that I did earlier in the day on Arches gessoed paper.  I meant to paint another larger version painting using this as a color guide...but I ran out of time!

To see what everyone else painted today..........go HERE.

(Top Photo) 3 hour Painting: Celeste Bergin, Ariel, oil on 16x20 canvas panel
(Bottom Photo) Oil Study: Celeste Bergin, Still life, oil on 9x12 Arches gessoed paper

9 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Wonderful portrait, Celeste, but my heart goes to that still life. The colors are just so wonderful! By the way, lest you think I am a slow reader as it is taking me forever to get through the Van Gogh biography, I assure you that generally I am not. The book is small print for sure and very thick. I confess to having to put it aside at times just due to the weight of his personality too. While so far, I cannot say I see any "real" signs of madness, I know he was thought mad by his family members who worked hard to be "normal" by the parents' definition. I think he was more as I alluded in my review. I haven't reached the end yet, so I cannot say he doesn't spiral into madness for real...but just my opinion thus far.

Libby Fife said...

Well, I always enjoy seeing what everyone did during these sessions. The different interpretations are always so fun to look at. And I need a hat like this!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Good morning Celeste!
Great portrait! Love the colors, the bold brush strokes, the loose style and so much more. All add up to a wonderful piece!
Also enjoy the still life! (Time is such a valuable commodity! You use it well!) Bravo!
Keep painting!
Michael

Linda Popple said...

As always, very nice paintings! Everyone did a great job with their subjects. It always looks like a lot of fun!

Sheryl Anthony said...

You get so much done in three hours! I can barely b elieve it. I look forward each week to the paintings everyone does. All so different from one another. I like the hat.

David Starr said...

it's remarkable to see the different styles from the weekly life sessions. The variety is fun. It points out that we see things in an individual and unique way. Good paintings!

hmuxo said...

You did a fantastic painting, Celeste..wonderful colors..I also enjoyed the rest of the Artists..
especially Janet Amundsons ...lovely!
I love your still life as well!!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Celeste, beautiful portrait! You have such admirably diverse painting skills! You do such a great job with all kinds of subject matter!

Celeste Bergin said...

Thank you Sherry, Libby, Michael, Linda, Sheryl, David, hmuxo and Nancy!