Friday, July 2, 2010

Sketching with leftover white paint

It's always tempting to think that every single thing one paints has to be a "complete" painting, suitable for framing. But why? It is fun to just sketch using paint without a complicated final goal in mind.
Today I used white paint over an old existing painting. It was a fun exercise in positive/negative shapes.

Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, table & chair, 2010, Oil on canvas panel, 6 x 8 inches.

8 comments:

hwfarber said...

Beautiful and haunting--like spirits of a table and chair lingered after a restaurant went out of business.

ArtSparker said...

I like this "magic table" quite a bit.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous rustic feel to this delightful piece, Celeste! To my mind, there are no hard and fast "rules" in art. I've seen so many of the rules I've been taught in school broken in gorgeous and successful ways!! I love the composition of this piece and kind of want to be the one sitting in that chair!

DJ said...

The table needs a little color to contrast with the chair, then hang it on the wall, quick!
Or put it into a show, whichever comes first...
Whee ~

Willy. said...

The final goal?
Soft,strong and complete.
GRTNGS,WILLY

SamArtDog said...

I like the "oh, go ahead... why not?" about this. It shows the power of not over-thinking.

R said...

Hi Celeste, I'd not say this is a sketch, I've seen lots of little sketches paited by Seurat for his painting La Grande Jatte and all were works of art, so I think this sketch yours is a small work of art.

Thank you very much, Celeste, your comment is very appreciated, because I know you're a great artist.
This is a portrait I painted one of my daughters when she was 14, now 26. It's been a long time.

Benedetta said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the colors and the white adds a touch of peace. Hope this is the finished version :) I would die to have a print of this.