Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Helvetia Lavender Farm



Painting: Celeste Bergin, Helvetia Lavender Farm 2010, Oil on gessoed hardboard, 6 x 6 inches.
Watercolor sketch: Celeste Bergin, View from Nancy's house 2010, 9 x 6 inches.

Paint out results from the other participating artists are HERE.

14 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Just visited PPASP and viewed all the wonderful paintings and your photographs. I hope to see this lavender farm one day - beautiful place.

I like both your paintings, Celeste. Both are lovely!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I like a lot how you do the tree... very free

Inkpunk Artworks said...

Celeste,

Working in horticulture for as many years as I did, Lavendaer ranks very high at the top of my list of my all-time favorites. You have captured the gray greens and purples with finess!

Enjoy the day,
Brian

AutumnLeaves said...

I love both of these paintings, Celeste. The oil is just exquisite with that sun-dappled ground and gorgeous blue skies. Love the split rail fence and trees always make me swoon. The watercolor is much looser but I am awed by how well you've placed the various pieces of the composition and the almost architectural rendering look of the piece. Gorgeous - as always!

PAMO said...

That landscape is a total beauty!! WOWWEEEEE!! I love it. Can you tell? Great sketch too. How do you do it??? Passion at work.

ArtSparker said...

Sounds like a place I'd like to visit.

DJ said...

Beautiful...

Kathy said...

Celeste - I've been away from the blogsphere for so long that I've missed many of your great posts. I'll take some time and read through them. Looks like you're as productive as ever!

Mary Jane said...

Celeste
These are gorgeous paintings! My favourite is the first. Both are wonderful.
I love the looseness and the movement. These are so fresh. Delicious paintings!

Caio Fernandes said...

more and more i love the way you work the purples , greens and blues on your paintings .

hwfarber said...

Mary Jane said it: These are fresh and delicious.

Kitty Wallis said...

I love these. Especially the oil. I'm very impressed with your progress. What you brought to your painting career and what you work to make happen are coming together. I see your own voice emerging. And it's fresh and lovely.

Suzanne said...

What beautiful paintings,Celeste!
Lovely collection of photos in your Picasa. I'm sorry I had to miss this week but hope to get to Helvetia the next weekend.

Cathleen Rehfeld said...

ooooh I love these paintings celeste! the way you handled the lavendar is very nice!