Friday, January 22, 2010

Big Poppy--Stage one

Floral painting is generally not my thing, but in keeping with my "red" painting plan..a poppy seemed a good subject. This painting will require another pass... it is not finished yet. I feel that it may be off to a good start ....do you agree?




Oil on 12x24 stretched canvas

25 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow..... yes! I have to study your color palette on Big Poppy because I think it's dynamic and gorgeous.

-Don said...

My mouth fell open when I saw this and I haven't been able to close it yet... the explosive colors have me reeling! -Don

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!! You don't have to do much more to this painting.

Honor Martinez said...

I love it! The colors are great! I am not one who usually appreciates the more contemporary styles but this one grabs me. I'll be waiting to see the final result.

AutumnLeaves said...

For some reason, I am finding this piece exceptionally stirring. It just makes me suck in my breath with its beauty. A good start indeed!

PAMO said...

It's WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVE IT!! You are a tremendous inspiration Celeste. I always enjoy seeing your work.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

It is amazing Celeste. I love the color explosion.

Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments on my blog.

Oops. I just read what Don said. Well, when an adjective fits...

Susan Roux said...

Sometimes artists need to be told when its done. We don't always know when to stop. I say this is not only done, its a winner!

hwfarber said...

I agree with Don. This is jaw-dropping wonderful.

lilasvb said...

i just like it the way it is, nices colors

Werner said...

tolle Farbzusammenstellung, so gefallen mir deine Bilder. Großartig!!!

Viele Grüße Werner

ArtSparker said...

At this point, I think the areas of color are a little too democratic - of equal values and simlar sizes and shapes - I'm wanting an area where things aren't happening.

Jasmine said...

I love this! The colours are so vivid. It would look great in silk...

Lokelani Forrest said...

Wow...I absolutely love this piece. I thought at first that it was the colors that caught my eye, but it is the overall presentation. Absolutely wonderfully done. I would call it finished at this stage. Beautiful.

billspaintingmn said...

The design element in this painting
is very strong.
In contrast with the poppies fragile, yet florishing bloom, I sense perserverance amongst bold surroundings.
There is a stained glass effect, yet I want to think "pond"
Celeste, this evokes much creative
wonderment.
I almost want to say "don't add anything more. It looks good as it is.
Only you know what should be done.
It's fun & beautiful!

L.Holm said...

Love the format. You rock, Celeste.

Christine Robinson said...

Hi Celeste,
You know, the first time I ever saw a poppy, I wasn't sure it was a real flower. (That's because my mom has been known to put plastic flowers out on the flower bed. Heavy on color, short of life.)

As a non-artist, I wonder what makes a "good start" and not a good start.

It's interesting to read your comments about WIP.

CR

Carol Anne Brown said...

Wow. I do agree. But then, I am a color junkie :-). Can't wait to see what you do to it, as it looks done to me!

Kitty Wallis said...

Yes, in a word, you are 1000% on to the next level! :)

Gary said...

Yes I do agree you are off to a fabulous piece - great proportion on the vertical. Love it ( and i do agree that it could be called finished at any point).

Marie Wise said...

I LOVE poppies! Yours are fabulous!

n. rhodes harper said...

I agree your poppy painting is off to a good start. I love the color harmony. Rich and vibrant.

Julie Hill said...

It is smashing...loving the colors!! can't see what else you'd do, but curious to hear/see what may come of it.

Mary Jane said...

This is one of the most beautiful poppy paintings I have ever seen. I hope you don't mind but I have linked to your blog.

Susan Roux said...

Did you decide if this is finished???