Friday, August 20, 2010

Meandering stream II

Whenever I read "this photo didn't turn out to be accurate in color" I wonder well, Golly! why didn't the artist try harder to get it to be more accurate in color? It's uh, kind of important, don't you think?! But, here I am--posting this painting that didn't photograph right. What can I say, I'm the pot calling the kettle black. It's all over more yellow than what is represented. I'll try to get it right tomorrow.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Meandering Stream II, 2010, oil on canvas panel 5x7

10 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, Celeste...This is just so very beautiful. You always get such a dreamy quality in your pieces, a slight blurring of reality that I just adore. Absolutely gorgeous and makes me wish I was picnicking right there, right now!

Susan Roux said...

Oh Celeste your color palette here is amazing!

Not getting photos right? Guilty as charged. Believe me if I could I would. I retake my photos to post sometimes more than ten times! In different spots in natural light and different times of day, I work them in photoshop, but the camera can't understand thin dark paint. It reads it as light. I suppose if I painted thicker some of my problems would go away...

Love the feeling in this painting.

JacMac said...

Sometimes It's just not so easy. I have a painting I wanted to enter in a competition and have photographed it at least 25 times or more trying to get the colors correctly. It also call for the image in 300ppi's,not ddpi's, which has driven me nuts also! Love your work!

diffident.bother said...

I look forward to seeing the "corrected" version. As it is, what a lovely painting!

SUSAN RODEN said...

Unsure what the coloring should be but just this painting Celeste! The colors are incredible and a wonderful atmospheric feel.

Gregory Becker said...

I think it's funny when artists critique their own work and yet the painting is beautiful.

Ann said...

It's beautiful. Some pieces just defy color correction. And then I go for "close enough" and let it go. Besides, they are going to look different on different monitors anyway.

Dan Kent said...

Well it's awfully beautiful like this! Yellow, shmellow!

Harry Kent said...

i wouldn't presume to tell an experience and gifted painter like yourself what to do next with this piece, Celeste. All i can tell you is that we don't read it as a mistake, or technical deficit, or even as a photographic aberration.

For this is a painting, not a photograph. Ever since Vincent explained and demonstrated that colours are used to convey emotion, not just to represent landscape, we have been free to move beyond rendering retinal images, if we wish.

This is a lovely painting. Atmospheric, evocative, a place that lives in our hearts just beyond reach of our consciousness. You have brought it forth to us and we recognize it straight away.

To paint what the eye sees is a skilful and demanding discipline. To paint what the imagination sees is to open a buried chest and bring out its treasures. In this painting you have done both and given us a gem to wonder at and enjoy.

SKIZO said...

Wonderful
work
good
creations