Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Work Day and Night

Rachel Constantine  "The Work Day"  2005  Private Collection

Contemporary painter Rachel Constantine attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia where she still lives and works.  She has received many awards and portrait commissions and her work has been exhibited widely. She is included in the 2009 book Alla Prima: a Contemorary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting written by PAFA teacher and artist Al Gury.

Rachel Constantine  "Self Portrait with a Man"  2011  
 Constantine works in the realist tradition integrating  some elements of impressionism.

David C. Wilson  "Night Painters"  2010  Private Collection

Constantine's exotic beauty is like catnip to her artist friends who frequently paint, draw, sculpt and photograph her. This piece by artist David Campbell Wilson shows Constantine working at night in the studio and cleverly includes a subtle self-portrait in the window reflection.


Katharine Beals said...

Beautiful, all of these!

Katharine Beals said...

Beautiful, all of these!

Kate Stone said...

The first time I laid eyes on her "Self-Portrait with a Man" I yelled "WHOO!" and fist pumped in the air.