Sunday, March 7, 2010

A good start---that went sideways

Not all my paint over things have happy endings. I began this painting over an old landscape and photographed some phases like I usually do. Unfortunately about 3 or 4 steps after this I "lost it". Too bad because it was looking good right out of the chocks! No matter--I don't mind. I cleaned up some of my studio and despite having nothing to show for 50 minutes of painting I'm going to consider the day a success anyway. I'm going to watch the Oscars. Did you have a successful day today?

8 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Any day painting IS a good day! I like this one at the stage you posted it -- nice chunky lines and blocks of color. Maybe a touch of Rouault around the edges!

ArtSparker said...

Cleaning up is HUGE.

Hope Jeff Bridges wins, although I know it's a long shot.

PAMO said...

This stage just as you posted is spectacular! I think it is so cool how you "tell" on yourself and forge ahead no matter what. Definitely a successful day- thank you for your continued inspiration. Oh- and I had a successful day as well. Life is indeed good.

billspaintingmn said...

Today is a wonderful day!
I like the painting,(my opinion)
I like the colors and the way you stayed positive about it! That is an art unto itself, so this is a good start..on a wonderful day!
(I hope Jeff wins too!)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

any way the result are (my opinion) very good, i like this

AutumnLeaves said...

Celeste, I love how you call it like you see it! (Reminds me of me! LOLOL) I must say that I love how this one looks too. I am not sure why, but I am reminded of Rudolf...Valentino or Nuryev, take your pick. There is an elegant beauty to this male profile...hard to explain what I mean as the adjectives I just used are generally more thought of in regards to women, but I hope you know what I am trying to say...

Sheila said...

I saw the thumbnail and thought, 'wow Celeste does it again." and am now confounded because you thought this went sideways. I think it's great, but because I know your talents, I'm sure you had a better image in mind.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

It is very interesting Celeste, I hope you are not discouraged!