Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer!

This is painted on one of those thick wood panels with a hole drilled in the back (so that it can "go frameless"). After I finished painting it, I wished I'd painted it on a regular panel like I usually do (so that I could consider framing it in the frames I prefer). Well, I like a lot about it!
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Summer!, Oil on gessoed birch panel, 8 x 8 inches.

24 comments:

Don Bishop said...

PRETTY!
Nice colors Celeste.
Cheers, Don B : )

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

I like it, Celeste. What's the problem with the panel?

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks Don and Dale! Dale, I just think it would look nice in a frame. Those birch panels are about 1/2 inch thick. Won't fit in the frames that I like.

DJ said...

I can always frustrate my framer if my canvases are too deep; I
understand the panel regret.
But on the upside, that tree reflection is won.der.ful.
Love your landscapes.

padmaja said...

The reflections in the water is so lively and fluid.. all the other colors have just flowed like a poetry.. I like the idea of doing it on a wooden panel..nice idea:-)

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Celeste,

This is a beautiful painting and I have fallen in love with it! The energy and spirit comes right of the canvas panel. Congratulations.

Wishing you all the very best,
Egmont

Carrie H. said...

Next week I'll show you off set mounts and then you can put fat panels in thin rabbits. (Framer lingo.)

Ditto on D. Bishop.

Dan Kent said...

The word that comes to mind is "rich" - there's depth and beauty.

thejamesranch said...

Oh very nice! Was this plein air? Wonderful summer feel to it!

-Don said...

I'm with you, I like a lot about it! In fact, I'll take it another step and say I like everything about it.

-Don

Cobalt Violet said...

I can see why! Gorgeous! The colors and the reflection. Magical!

rahina q.h. said...

i love the overall feel of this Celeste, and that reflection just works!

Kathy said...

A strikingly beautiful painting!

AutumnLeaves said...

I LOVE alot about it, Celeste! The perfect reflection of sky and trees in the pond, the ocean in the distance, and all that lush lush green!! Beautiful!

Linda Popple said...

This is really beautiful, Celeste! The colors are lovely. I see why you like it! :-)

ArtSparker said...

So tranquil.

hwfarber said...

This is so beautiful. I love the water in the foreground.

Roberto said...

Well done! wonderful!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Beautiful mood to this piece Celeste and your colours really nailed it!

Jeffrey

GretaMichelle Joachim said...

Beautiful Celeste!

Perry Brown said...

Beautiful, Celeste!

B Boylan said...

My favorite subject! Water with reflections! Yummy job there Celeste!

Kerri Settle said...

I love this one! Summer indeed.

Casey Klahn said...

Consider this high praise: I wish I'd painted that!

Really great!

Will Rabbet Space do anything to help?