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 said...

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

GretaMichelle Joachim 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!

RHCarpenter 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!

B Boylan said...

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

loriann 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!

hwfarber 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

Kathy said...

Wow! I think you just bested Degas.