Thursday, June 2, 2011

Black, White & Alizarin crimson

A painting with simple shapes and only Black, White & Alizarin Crimson

Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, Untitled, oil on gessoed hardboard

7 comments:

William Cook said...

That chiaroscuro is so stark, but the head position is quite compelling. Will you be continuing with glazes? This must be what Caravaggio's panels looked like in the beginning stages. I like this recent turn--along with the Carnations. Great stuff Celeste!

Stinson Fine Art said...

has a modern master feel and touch.

AutumnLeaves said...

An absolutely wow piece, Celeste. There is something in every one of your works that brings to mind the old paintings of so long ago. To me those paintings are just so perfect and oh so beautiful. I can't put my finger on what on earth you do to achieve this effect but it sure is powerful. There is an almost haunting quality to this piece that I love...the angle of his head, the powerful expression, and the limited palette...Sigh...

By the way, I am thinking that maybe blogspot was having issues? I did make a couple of changes but the comments were showing for me when I opened the blog. Hopefully it works today??? (I get so frustrated when I can't figure out how to fix something!!!)

taio said...

great post

Dean H. said...

Very nicely done, Celeste! Strangely haunting effect.

hw (hallie) farber said...

This person has a very thoughtful look. You could probably create beauty with any three colors.

Dan Kent said...

Love how you limit your palette and by so doing open worlds. William's first sentence says it all.