Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lotsa blue and white ....I am calling it good!

This started out as a value study. As I added detail I began to think it may work as a complete painting. Allowing the sky to be white is quite a departure for me...but the last few experiments seem to have pointed me in a "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" mode. It's only paint..!

oil on 5 x 7 gessoed board

18 comments:

lilasvb said...

it is beautifull

-Don said...

Fine, then... I'm calling it good, too. I love your devil-may-care attitude. Let's have some fun... it's just paint! -Don

rob ijbema said...

i like it
the blue works well,makes for a moody mood!

Perry Brown said...

Very nice painting Celeste.

Kathy said...

It works! You set a tone and mood and it's wonderful.

AutumnLeaves said...

Teehee; love that philosophy, Celeste! To my eyes, skies are sometimes more white than any other color (though I'm at a loss to explain why...refraction, I suppose). I was immediately struck by how you've made this oil look more like a watercolor. I've not seen that before and I think it is exquisite!

billspaintingmn said...

Fun! Creative! Get outta the way!
You evoke much life Celeste!
It's all good!

Honor Martinez said...

Very nice! Love your comment, "It's only paint! I need to think more like that.

Leda said...

Just beautiful!

Arte Sublime said...

Lovely violet shades and tones!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
very nice loose and spontaneous painting, read somewhere that white is a shade of blue, so your colors are harmonious. Very well done

Julie Hill said...

Celeste...the mood inthis is just awesome...the depth and colors I love too. Well done. This will be great big too!

Caio Fernandes said...

you're a master for creating unresistible atmospheres ....
this work is fantastic and hard to take the eyes of it .

Mary Jane said...

This one sets a mood of contemplation. I love it. It is luminous and alive and beautiful.

Kaylyn said...

Nope, not good. Its GREAT!

ArtSparker said...

I like the hallucinatory quality of this, which relates, for me, to the shimmering painting below.

Sheila said...

Wow... With this overwhelming response you must know how your departure from your usual sky colors worked very well. Brava!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Celeste, I think you hit this one out of the park. It is fantastic!