Monday, August 12, 2013


This drawing is a from a life session. All those Sargent copies I've been doing have informed my regular drawing. I hope to do an oil sketch using my drawings (and some photos) for reference. It would be ideal, of course, to paint the model in real time, but I don't have that luxury. The model is gone! It's all just for practice.

How about you, art pal....what are you doing this week?

Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Life Session, J, charcoal on 6x9 toned paper (sketchbook)


mary maxam said...

Great sculptural quality here and really dramatic,like this one a lot.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Lots of wonderful volume in this one. I agree with Mary - sculptural.

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Celeste,
So, what am I doing? Spending a lot more for art supplies than I did in Portland! That last sentence would most likely elicit a, "Du-h!" from most artists.
Costs more to send stuff 2,600-miles from anywhere and boy, I get it now.
Well, nobody said it would be easy living here!
After that "spending spree", I worked on the Jeanette portrait the remainder of the day. Nothing photo worthy to share, however.
The sunset was spectacular and the evening is mild and breezy. It's a nice end to the day.
Enjoy your tomorrow.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Absolutely fabulous, Celeste. I love the way you've managed the mouth. It is perfect!

Sheryl Anthony said...

Outstanding drawing, Celeste. He looks solid. This week I am working at my regular job (that is not related to art). I will squeeze in some creativity toward the end of the week, I hope!

Libby Fife said...

I agree with Sheryl on this one-he has a very nice solidity to him and a"finished" look. I like the touches too of what looks like light blue pencil or crayon.

I have studio time this week and some out and about time scheduled:) Stay tuned!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful drawing, Celeste!!

L.W.Roth, said...

Your Sargent is showing. Great form. Great dipiction of the lighting. Different. It's coming from overhead to the front of the model for great shadows. Love those cheekbones.

hw (hallie) farber said...

So much expression in this drawing.

Lisa Graham Art said...

I really love his much depth and expression here.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Celeste, I love your portraits! You are a master!