Monday, February 7, 2011

Jumbled Steeples

I produced this graphic-y faux European city with my end-of-session paints (from yesterday). I had more cool colors than warm, but it doesn't matter...the outcome is dependant on the colors that are "left". This month Art on the Boulevard is featuring an artist who seems to regularly paint dynamic jumbled rooftops: (Elida Fields). I love Art on the Boulevard!
I have a busy week coming up (that will include some painting!) What about you? Do you have anything on your easel?

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Steeples, oil on 8x16 canvas panel

17 comments:

Brian Sylvester said...

Celeste,

To answer your question, yes, each and every day! The fire is always burning.

I appreciate your posts for many reasons - you are honest in your process and are not afraid to document it. I remember a post from last year in which your easel collapsed on you in the park. It was a simple yet brilliant post. It has stuck with me.

Continue, and have a great week!

Brian

Ralph said...

Amazing and you did this with the colours left over. I am in awe.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh I love this one! It reminds me of some of the Disney movies set in Europe and they have a scene of the city from the windows...So many rooftops of different sizes and shapes and so close together. Or from that old Shirley Temple movie where she is a little rich girl sent to a boarding school while her dad goes off to war (no mom). When the school thinks her dad has died, she is banished to the attic with another serving girl and made to work for the place. She gazes out that attic window of her's...(I love that movie)...and the many rooftops of England are out there...Anyway, this is so cool, Celeste!

-Don said...

What a cool painting! On every level...

-Don

Carrie H. said...

Jumbled roofs are just your cup of tea,Yours are very present and placed compared to Elida's more linear versions. I liked the use of the curved silhouette among all the rest of the rectangular forms.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Outdoors.. in OREGON.. in February???? Isn't it COLD out there? Your paintings look fabulous... all of them... the rich colors are tantalizing...interesting painting for 'left over' paint.

William Cook said...

I really like the idea of using up the pallet in an end of session painting, and also have been enjoying these down to earth posts. How's the big one coming along? Wm

Pam Holnback said...

This painting is great! I love it when someone creates something from nothing, so to speak! Or, out of their normal. This week I'm going to the apple store for an Imovie session. A little out of my norm.

PAMO said...

Gorgeous! I love the reflection in the dome and the colors feel very folk art to me. And I LOVE folk art. You can paint ANYTHING!

You have been very busy and you seem to be thriving. It's a joy to follow and see you soar.

No easel, but several drawings in the works here in Tennessee.

Rachel Harvey said...

I like it!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I really like this city--probably from one of your previous lives as an artist.

Kevin Weaver said...

And Art on the Boulevard loves you Celeste! Great painting, hope all is well with you!

Jane said...

Wonderful painting. It really speaks to me.

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SamArtDog said...

Your end-of-session throwaways are some of my favorite works of yours. Turn it on its ear: want, not waste!

Anthony Duce said...

Like the painting. There is always more drawing, a painting or some writing waiting.

Hélène Glehen said...

This composition makes me think of a scene of a Russian or East European village. Love the pale greens/blues.