Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Requisite crow painting

Crows and Ravens are such popular subjects for artists these days. I thought I'd "turn mine in". Painting in black and white appeals to me! Are you familiar with Franz Kline? Kline never painted totally representational things, but people often find things in the paintings that seem "real".
Well what about you...have you painted in black and white?
Painting: Celeste Bergin, crow, Oil on canvas panel, 8 x 8 inches. ©2010.

12 comments:

Earthula said...

It is particularly wonderful in relation to the Kline information. Looking at the crow and the black and whiteness of space.


(Have you heard from Kaylyn? I am wondering how she is doing! I don't see her anywhere in the blogosphere.)

-Don said...

Thanks for finally breaking down and doing the requisite crow painting. It's about time... ;-) Great job, BTW.

I did a totally black and white painting early last August called "Hades". You can check it out here.

Happy Creating!

-Don

ArtSparker said...

Nicely Kinetic.

AutumnLeaves said...

I haven't painted in black and white, but I sure couldn't do it as beautifully as you have here, Celeste, even on my best day. I swear, I see a painting like this and I am reminded of Poe and omens, mystery and intrigue...A wonderful and beautiful piece you've done!

Kim said...

I LOVE this one Celeste. Powerful composition!

Kathy said...

I've seen a lot of crow/raven paintings over the years - Jamie Wyeth's come to mind - but this one is the best I've seen!! Kudos.

Dean H. said...

You probably know that I'm also a big fan of crows. Love this black and white...less is more.

Joan Breckwoldt said...

Your blog is amazing, every one of your paintings, and drawings!, are amazing. You are quite an inspiration, I love that you work in different media. The landscape in the previous post is especially lovely.
Joan
p.s. I love all those NY Abstract Expressionist guys, Kline included.

hwfarber said...

I'm glad you turned this in. I love crows and ravens.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Your work always has that distinctive Celeste Bergin thing to it! Striking and bold!

Pam Flanders said...

Great Raven...mysterious, black and white is one of my favorite things to play with. Maybe that is why we are drawn to charcoal as early artists; gives us immediacy with values. I came back with zillions of photos from my National Park tour but the one study I did was of a crow! I'm sure it was the simplicity amid all the overwhelming colors and shapes in the parks. KISS...Keep It Simple Works!

Casey Klahn said...

Now I can break down and do mine. Never thought of the black and white motif, though. Very great. I think of A Wyeth, BTW. Have to look for the Jamie ones, now.