Thursday, October 2, 2014


Our art discussion topic was about canvases and supports today. I brought in this oil study (that was done on a sheet of Centurion linen). To see what everyone else brought...go HERE.

Dave G is back from his trip, so my cat-sitting duty is over. It was a lot of fun to draw and paint Maxine every day.  She seemed to sense that I was making her my model, so she would stay in one spot for long stretches! I've got an oil painting of her started (from a photo).

Drawing a cat is more of a challenge than you would think. They have such subtle shapes...if you aren't careful they come out looking like a dog. (And I have a lot of "dogs" to prove it)!

(Top photo) Oil Study, Celeste Bergin, Boy in 1930's school uniform (from photo reference), oil on 16x12 canvas sheet


CrimsonLeaves said...

Love the boy painting, Celeste. And I don't know how you consistently do such beautiful paintings!! Always love your Maxine studies too.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Ha ha! I have cat drawings that look like dogs too, you are so right. I love the cat pieces you've done in your previous posts. And they LOOK like CATS! You go girl. :)

I love the old master look of your portrait here...those eyes.

Enjoyed combing through your recent posts...beautiful landscapes...the recliner was awesome...and I can see you sitting at your picnic table wringing paint with your wringer.

Happy weekend Celeste!

hmuxo said...

Excellent Thursday study, Celeste.
and such a treat to see everyone's work!

Sheryl Anthony said...

Good job on the boy and your cat paintings are always a joy.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Celeste, Just checking in, and catching up on what I have missed. All beautiful! Especially love this portrait!