Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Painting a floral over an old floral


Here is a new painting ...painted over an old painting. I failed to photograph the old painting. (Suffice it to say it was no good, relegated long ago to the paint over pile). I sanded the old painting first, but there was still plenty of texture left from the old effort. Sometimes the old painting texture enhances the new painting...I believe that is the case with this one!

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Lillies, 2011, oil on 9 x 12 stretched canvas

17 comments:

martinealison said...

J'aime vos "forget me not" qui n'en sont probablement pas et qui apportent un petit "quick" à ce tableau...
Bises

-Don said...

There is a raw beauty and energy in this one that really thrills me! I was hard-pressed to take my eyes off it long enough to type this comment. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must gaze upon its loveliness a while longer...

-Don

Ralph said...

A marvellous painting Celeste. I thank you so much for your encouraging words and thoughts on my blog after my long ansence it meant much to me that you were still around.

AutumnLeaves said...

Ooh, this is so pretty! I love that round base and the deep greens here. The flowers themselves draw me right into this piece!

Kathy said...

I agree with Don. This piece is visually exciting and I agree with you about the texture enhancement. Gorgeous!

Dan Gliubizzi said...

I was checking in with blog friends this morning. And this painting made me think of our other blog friend "Always Eleven O' Clock" Robert Wilson. This painting, and maybe because of the texture from the last painting, have a mutli-layered abstract quality. I respond positively to it, thanks.

Susan Roux said...

This is lovely Celeste. I like the light on your lilies and the way it melds into the background. Are we in for a series of still life bouquets? I'd love to see more.

Thomas Kitts said...

This is exceptional, Celeste. Very nice.

Thomas

Casey Klahn said...

That's how you do it!!!

diffident.bother said...

Beautiful painting! I love the deep blues and hint of sienna or orange, and the contrast of the dark background and lighter flowers.

billspaintingmn said...

Wow! This is beautiful indeed! The colors and arangement, please do more!

Jane said...

A real eye catcher! Love it.

Eric Bowman said...

I like the way this one pops and has a kind of 19th century feel to it -- well done Celeste!

hw (hallie) farber said...

This has a quiet and deep beauty-- haunting.

Dan Kent said...

Over at Katherine's blog they are talking about Georgia O'Keefe being criticized for painting flowers. Perhaps she wouldn't have been criticized if she painted them like you. :) This is absolutely beautiful. Don't you ever paint over this one.

Barbra Joan said...

Well , whatever you did , you did well ! This is truly beautiful. Not just a word, but a meaning!

Kitty Wallis said...

Lovely! The light bounces off those white flowers into the air. Generous in spirit, beauty, and luxury.