May 23, 2010

Cecelia Beaux


12 x 16 (after Cecelia Beaux's painting of her portrait of Henry Sturgis Drinker, titled "A Man With a Cat")
oil on canvas

Another artist born during the same era (1855) as Robert Henri was Cecelia Beaux. She was a master painter of portraits, and what I love most about her work is how she painted the various nuances of white. My drawing of her work is a little wobbly, but I did manage to observe and mix many shades of white for this one.
A renowned artist during her lifetime, Miss Beaux was also a contemporary of William Merritt Chase who enthusiastically declared "Miss Beaux is not only the greatest woman painter of modern times, but the best that has ever lived."

10 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

One of my all time favorite portraits and artists. You captured the painting beautifully.

Natalie said...

I really love the whites.
The suit looks great! Love the chair too. Pearls in dish, how southern and sweet. I like those with the painting.

A's da said...

Very cool!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I love Cecelia too, lovely painting Faye. Love what you're doing on your blog!

Linda Popple said...

Your whites are beautiful, Faye, not only in the little painting, but your white dish and pearls. Great job!

Marian Fortunati said...

A great art history lesson and a wonderful painting...
Thanks, Faye!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Love Cecilia Beaux. She had a wonderful summer place on Appledore Island in Maine where artists like Childe Hassam came to paint.
I'm loving what you're doing here. Thanks for visiting to remind me to drop by!!

Teaworthy said...

I LOVE THIS!!

Gwen Bell said...

Really great work on this, Faye!

Edward Burton said...

She is definitely one of my favorite artists. Wonderful job with the painting!