Neo-Decadent

The Art and Opinions of Heidi Celeghin, Aesthete


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Northern California Landscape – Montara Beach

A 11 x 15 inch oil landscape of Montara Beach.

Montara Beach

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Belvedere Torso – Stages 1 & 2

This small painting of the Belvedere torso is the first painting I am working on in my new space. The original Greek statue is in the Vatican art collection and it greatly influenced Renaissance artists. It is said that the Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to “fix” the statue (as he did with the Laocoön), but Michelangelo refused because he thought the statue was perfect in its damaged state.

This particular painting is a replica of Charles Bargue’s drawing of the statue, and as such will hopefully be a fast side project to work on while my larger painting is trudging along.

Belvedere Torso - Drawing

Belvedere Torso – Drawing

 

Belvedere Torso - Wash Drawing

Belvedere Torso – Wash Drawing


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A Casualty of Painting

I have just completed a large painting that was filled with so many details, that my smallest brush simply could not handle the abuse.  The situation was getting so out of hand (I was determined to use that brush until it was simply impossible) that the results are absurd and hilarious. I’ve bought a replacement brush and then took a photograph for comparisons sake. They are the same kind of brush, though you can hardly see the two bristles left on the old one.

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