Sunday, August 14, 2011

Moonlit


Here's the 2nd stage of my two stage painting. I might put a glaze over the whole painting after it dries....but for the most part I'll call it complete.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Moonlit Villa, oil on 10x10 stretched canvas

12 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

I think you can make any method work. Another beauty--I love seeing before and after.

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

Love the composition. The values pattern is very strong. Also, the limited color range gives it a lot of power. NICE!!!

lilasvb said...

we can feel th moon light

Jenny Schouten Short said...

There is much going for alla prima and its freshness, spontaneity but the layering of colors is adding a richness and depth to your painting. This looks good.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, Celeste. Had I the money I'd be begging for this one. I love that you kept the palette pretty much as in your first pass on this piece. It is truly gorgeous!

Gillian said...

Quite a challenge to capture moonlight and you've pulled it off nicely - I love that window - it really catches the eye. x

SamArtDog said...

It looks finished to me also. Nice moony feel.

I don't generally do underpainting either, but it strlkes me that having complements like the blue/green and the orange/red guarantees success.

Dean H. said...

This and the previous painting are REALLY nice, Celeste! Really fine tuned.
That Fastmatte is mighty interesting.

Virginia Floyd said...

Really beautiful feeling to this. Love the silvery moonlight and that one illuminated window. Lovely!

Manel said...

Gracias por enseñarnos el proceso. Muy bueno!!

diffident.bother said...

Beautiful!

Casey Klahn said...

The light in that window is NC Wyeth come back to life.

My compliments on this dramatic (terrific) painting.