Thursday, November 18, 2010

Red Roses in a round vase

I like to simplify flowers--concentrating most on the color and "overall" shape. I painted it over a previous painting. Photos below: 1. Establishing basic shapes 2. Putting in warms & cools 3. Final
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Red Roses, oil on 12x12 canvas panel






12 comments:

martinealison said...

Vous nous séduisez avec votre démonstration remarquable...
le résultat n'en est pas moins...
Bises

LindaHunt said...

Beautiful painting!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste you are so good! The reflect on the vase is super

Róisín O'Farrell said...

beautiful treatment of these roses Celeste. Delicate but confident.

Kathy said...

Lovely, with great results! For years, I watched (was addicted to) Helen Van Wyk's instructional videos on PBS. Her approach was exactly what you describe here and really helps us pay attention to the overall composition rather than distracting details. Yours is a good example of that principle.

Weekend et coups de brosses said...

Resplendissant !

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
good lesson and an effective painting. Thank you

Todd Smith said...

It feels to me like your paintings are consistently better and better- no matter the subject! Very exciting to watch!

B Boylan said...

Every one of your flower paintings brings to mind "The Last Flowers of Manet". Really beautifully painted!

r garriott said...

Oooo, isn't this nice? Very 'not' fussy. Well done!

PAMO said...

Gorgeous! I love how you do this.

rajasekharan said...

Amazing...