Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday!

I spent part of today watching disc one of of a 3 set dvd, Picasso: Magic, Sex and Death. Part one covered Picasso's women. Later in the day I looked up one of Picasso's paintings of Olga. I love how simple it is and how he apparently used charcoal to describe the clothing...so I painted this version of it.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Portrait of Olga, after Picasso, oil on 9x12 canvas panel.

14 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh how exquisite! I love the use of white in her face and neck!

Sergio DS said...

It is really nice, congratulations.
Regards.

Libby Fife said...

I looked up the original. You did a great job on this one! Did you use charcoal on top of the paint or are the lines actual paint? In any case, I like that combination of line work and paint. I always think it is very descriptive and expressive.

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Nice work! Doesn't it make you feel connected when you do a copy?

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste, nice work! It's a good practice for us to study other great painters. Good on you!
Best wishes, Sadami

Linda Popple said...

Very nice, Celeste! It's a beautiful painting to copy. The DVD sounds good, too. I'm going to have look that one up. I enjoy watching documentaries and movies about artists.

AK said...

Great job Celeste. It has really come out well.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Wow!
Beautiful!
Hope you are on the mend Celeste!
Michael

art by Michael Perchard said...

Wow!
Beautiful!
Hope you are on the mend Celeste!
Michael

Helen Moreda said...

Very strong. Love the face. And yes, copying the masters is helpful. It's on my list!

Casey Klahn said...

Good job!

hmuxo said...

I love copying from the Masters..
You did a wonderful job, Celeste!!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Just beautiful, Celeste! I love it! Also, thank you for the mini-review! It is now added to my list!

Dan Kent said...

I am so glad you are back to painting so quick. I love this! Is the Picasso as good?