Friday, June 18, 2010

Confession

This painting had a little house in it. It looked awful so I scraped it off and replaced it with some trees. It is so important if you are going to paint a house that it be a solid house and not an iffy house. Take it from me.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Landscape...sans house, Oil on canvas panel, 8 x 8 inches.

13 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

Brilliant colours!MThis landscape doesn't need a house, iffy of otherwise! There so uch in the colours and expressive brushstrokes to keep us all entertained. Great stuff! I'm really enjoying your landscapes at the moment btw, I think you have a natural ability for them.

AutumnLeaves said...

Who needs a house with that gorgeous field full of wild grasses? I like this one, Celeste! (Sigh...course, I like all your pieces; that is why I visit all the time!)

wit 1996 said...

Thanks,Celeste.
Nice paint,without cabane!
Ganda grtngs, Willy.

TJ Lynde said...

Such a gem of composition, color and exciting brushwork doesn't need a house, Celeste, it's handsome!

Often when i have a center of interest not work out in a painting, something else comes to take it's place just as good or better- like a dark, sharp edge of tree meeting the brightness of your cloud, or a note of bank and sparkle of blue in your creek.

Regardless of pulling some detail like that out, the painting, i still think is a success!

Dean H. said...

Really nice! You have changed it so well that a house would look completely out of place. Great landscape.

Linda Popple said...

Lovely landscape. The blue water just comes forward with the soft yellows. I would like to see this area in person. It looks perfect for plein air.

Caio Fernandes said...

this is a characteristic of painting that some people don't consider .
in painting we have to make things REALLY happen , can't leave any doubt about what we want to show and the nature of the object painted .
this painting is wonderful.

Kim said...

Beautiful!

SamArtDog said...

Looks like we both felt a need to confess. Heh. But, with this one, you should be guilt-free. This is blameless!

hwfarber said...

The demolition worked; another beautiful painting.

Todd Smith said...

I really like the range of colors on this one!

Sorry to have missed you last night at the Sales and Rental gallery opening.

Td

PAMO said...

Sounds like good advise- no iffy houses! Beautiful landscape- you always handle these things with such expertise and skill.
You continue to be my daily dose of artistic inspiration- not to mention that you are a pretty darned terrific person too!

Dan Kent said...

Never, ever would have known - looks great. And, what's a house, if it's not a home, anyway?