Saturday, November 19, 2011

Spartan figure

Sometimes I like to paint the simplest things...the simpler the better! It's challenging to see if something "reads" with a minimum of strokes.  I enjoy the nothingness surrounding this simple person.  It's just an exercise and after it is dry it will likely go into the "11x14" box.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Waiting, oil on 11x14 canvas panel

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste. I like imagery like this, because then I can make up what the painting means. I think she is waiting for someone at the ice rink!
Sheryl

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

That's an impressive stack of banker's boxes with evidence of your hard work!

Dave Starr said...

I can see that as one of your large paintings, Celeste. Don't put it in a box.
this person is a business person and htats an attachecase meet me for lunch!

Sharon Wright said...

Wow, you are organised! And the painting is good, i like a figure in isolation, it stimulates the viewers imagination..

Cynthia Schelzig said...

mmm this figure would fit perfectly in our watercolor workshop today...people!!! and look at all those BOXES ...omg!! I would love to look inside:)

Libby Fife said...

She looks very Russian to me:0

So that is the storage method. Excellent idea! I would like to root around in those boxes:):):)

conservativelybohemian said...

I like the limited palette too. What happens to those that end up in the 11 x 14 box???

Dean H. said...

Love the less is more figure, Celeste!

Wow...Those boxes are a great testimony to your dedication!

Caio Fern said...

really lovely painting.

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Right off I agree with Dave Starr that I can see this as a big painting.
As impressed as I am with that stack of (organized) boxes, there is a desire to see how a special painting, like this one (and you have quite a few), could be developed.

SamArtDog said...

I loved my old peacoat.

P.S. You're so organized it makes my teeth hurt.

Linda Popple said...

Love the simplicity of this. Why in a box? BTW, when you clean out your boxes, just let me know!! :-)

billspaintingmn said...

You have the ability to breath life into just a few brushstrokes.

That is a talent that you either have or you don't. I don't think it is anything you can learn, it's a fingerprint of sorts.

Michael Lindstrom said...

Dang.....Check out those boxes. Storage problem for sure... I love the simpicity of the painting, very striking and a great pose.