Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday!

I don't generally paint the whole figure in life painting sessions. I usually concentrate on portrait...but this set up seemed to ask me to paint it all. Our model wore a beret and explained the classical music that was playing: (Carnival of the Animals) ......."This part is about the Cuckoo bird" he told us. 

(Painting) Celeste Bergin, Life Session, oil on 16x20 canvas sheet



7 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère Céleste,

Toutes mes félicitations pour cette peinture. Je suppose que toute votre énergie s'est immobilisée dans cette oeuvre. Quel travail ! Je ne pense pas que j'aurais réussi en une séance à réaliser une telle oeuvre, je ne suis pas rapide !!
J'aime beaucoup sa composition... Bravo !

Gros bisous

Helen Moreda said...

Great job. I especially like his face. It works with the whole thing. Yes.

Quin Sweetman said...

Very good, Celeste! Love the color and texture.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

You really caught a relaxed pose. Love his shoes - .the color is wonderful next to the blue jeans.
Great job of making his jacket stand out from a similar colored background.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Nice job on the foreshortening, Celeste! He looks like he's rather young so I'm impressed of his knowledge of the music.

AK said...

This is just fabulous. We need to break away from routine once in a while. This one worked for you.

L.W.Roth, said...

You were right. The whole composition flows so nicely together, you couldn't just zero in on a portrait. Nice limited palette. I see you painted on a canvas sheet. I'm doing that too suddenly. Easier to store. While we're never sure how a painting will come out, a keeper or trash, I think we must assume 'keeper' and cordon off a margin for future stretching. This painting is worthy of stretching. It's got character.