Thursday, December 2, 2010

A simple figure


My aim was to paint a person with simple shapes and colors...and to suggest and not over-explain.

Painting: Woman in slip, Celeste Bergin, oil on 12x9 canvas panel

17 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Ooh! You've done it! Suggestive, fresh, not overly explained and beautiful!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Ditto. Everything you want a painting to be.

Rajasekharan Parameswaran said...

amazing.......beautiful strokes..

Unknown said...

That was your aim and you succeeded quite well. Keep it up.

Susan Roux said...

Your rich colors are very powerful here. Nice job, Celeste!

RH Carpenter said...

You did just what you wanted to do - beautiful!

Caio Fern said...

what awonderful painting !!

Linda Popple said...

Absolutely beautiful with its simplicity and soft brush strokes. Well done, Celeste!!

Candace X. Moore said...

Well done, Celeste. Reminiscent of a Degas. Nice shapes and palette.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Really nice painting, Celeste. Love it!

Brenda Boylan said...

Very striking Celeste! Reminds me of work by a French painter but can't place the name. Love it!

loriann signori said...

You reached your aim beautifully.

billspaintingmn said...

Fun! I like the fact that you decided what & how you would do this, and then did it! Very good!

hw (hallie) farber said...

You aimed and hit the target. This is simply beuatiful.

-Don said...

I'd like to rename this posting "A Simply Fantastic Figure", because that's what this is - simple and fantastic. You've said so much with so little. Kudos!

-Don

SKIZO said...

Beautiful
Powerful

Unknown said...

Wow! I think you just bested Degas.