Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday/Monday!

I was dissatisfied with what I painted earlier today...so I turned it over and painted this simple made-up portrait on the other side. I painted it directly onto the pressboard..and no matter..it's just a practice sketch in paint. (I was a little surprised that this came out better than some of the portraits I've toiled over)! Funny how that is. :)

Oil sketch, Celeste Bergin, Made-up-portrait, oil on pressboard, 10x8  


10 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste, please be kind to yourself. Let us have fun in drawing. Best wishes, Sadami

CrimsonLeaves said...

She is so lovely!! I tried to paint yesterday and it looked like something a six year old would do. Garbage it went.

Sheryl Anthony said...

You are right, Celeste. Often the quick sketches I do are better than the things I spent a lot of time on! I'm impressed you work from memory.

hmuxo said...

Yes....sometimes when you don't fuss it comes out better!,, This is painted beautifully and I had to look at your previous painting one more time! Love it!!

Helen Moreda said...

Love the face. Beautiful

Candace X. Moore said...

It seems our subconscious knows best what to do, if we could just get out of the way and let it come through. That's the hard part. Nice portrait, Celeste. The eyes are especially expressive.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Céleste,

Parfois nous sommes effectivement agréablement surpris par le résultat d'une peinture sur laquelle on ne misait pas grand chose !
Je suis toutefois heureuse pour vous car je sais qu'on n'aime pas rester sur une sensation d'échec.
Les croquis rapides sont aussi très souvent les meilleurs !

Mes félicitations.

❀ ✺ Gros bisous ✺ ❀

Polly Birchall said...

I agree. She has a lovely freshness to her

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I like the 'incomplete' freshness. Sometimes I beat the life out of my paintings and lose the freshness I see in this. You are good at everything.

Lisa Graham Art said...

So good! What a pretty face.