Sunday, August 15, 2010

Making up elements ...for practice


This is a little practice painting using up the last of the paint on my palette. I wanted to see how few strokes I need to indicate a car. It is mostly a "made up" street-scape.... that reminds me of Florida.


Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, a place like Sarasota, 2010, Oil on hardboard 6x8

6 comments:

Julie Hill said...

Celeste, I really like this piece..so expressive yet so simply stated.

Caroline Bray Art said...

I'm really impressed that this is mostly made up, it's so accurate and 'believable'. I really like your works like this, the soft ones which imitate light and feel somewhat like a distant memory. And excellent use of left over paint!

AutumnLeaves said...

It is just beautiful, Celeste. I was instantly reminded of one of Julie Hill's watercolors. I guess I've seen a similar street scene that she has done and both your piece and her's has a bit of a soft and romantic feel coming through. I love the gorgeous palette you have used here as well!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Softly romantic! I agree with Autumn Leaves. And nostalgic -- a longing for a simpler time. Nice!

Linda Popple said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Your made up landscape is lovely and I like the idea of the exercise. I try ever so often to use a limited amount of strokes. I think it helps with overworking a painting. I'm still not there, but you are doing great and an inspiration, for sure. Well done!

hwfarber said...

Another great scene--beautiful.