Monday, June 10, 2013

Cecilia Beaux in Charcoal

I've been tinkering around with this for about a month and I guess I've reached a point where I'm not interested in taking it any further. So, my homage to Cecilia Beaux who painted some stunning, stunning artwork. Two of my favorites of hers are Sita and Sarita 1893 and Mother and Daughter 1898. Somewhat tragically it appears she more or less stopped painting after she fell in Paris and broke her hip in the 1920s. But I just loved that she able to achieve such success during her lifetime - with respect from her peers and from many countries.

C&C's welcome (but I don't think I'm going to revisit her once I spray her with fixative.) 9x12 Charcoal, pencil, & Wolff carbon on Canson paper

God's peace,


  1. What a glorious portrait of a regal lady , the values are excellent ! Wish you a nice day!

  2. I think you've done amazing job!! Your portrait is full of character and I learnt about another talented artists, thanks Karen!

  3. This is a stunning portrait! I googled Cecilia Beaux, and now I'm obsessed with her story and art. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautifully done!! stately and serene and just lovely. and thank you, i'm off to investigate this woman!


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