Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday--!

I've always liked this painting because it employs both realism and abstraction.  It always makes me wonder a little about what I am looking at (which is ironic, since *I* painted it). Well, it pretty much painted itself and ......then I left it alone.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, All at once, oil on 9x12 gessoed hardboard

10 comments:

John Simlett said...

I think you painted what you saw, Celeste, and it works because what you saw was pretty spectacular. Such real life scenes always amaze us, so it's no wonder you puzzle at how you managed to capture it.

I love the suggestions of pine trees to the right, and the high ground. With our eyes/senses drawn to the sunlight, our brain is coaxed into using those details to turn it all into realism.

You might have guessed from that, that I quite liked it! :0)

Manel said...

I like it a lot!

CrimsonLeaves said...

It looks a gorgeous sunrise or sunset to me, Celeste. Glorious!!

Maritza said...

¡¡MARAVILLOSO!!

¡¡BRAVO!!

Abrazos, Celeste, y muchas felicitaciones...

L.W.Roth, said...

I love it when painting goes like that. This does attract and hold my interest. I did explore the canvas to see what I was looking at. That's what I mean when I say a painting has life. Your genus was stopping.

Anthony Duce said...

Beautiful painting. It looks like it was fun to paint.

M. J. Muir said...

This one is a beauty. You captured the essence and the feelings of a scene of sunlight and nature and something that is almost impossible to put down or describe. It is almost spiritual.

Sara Mathewson said...

Love this one Celeste. and i love it when a painting almost paints itself and I think one of the secrets is to stop when it is done. So many times I overwork a piece to death! I used to have someone who would keep looking at what i was doing and at that point he would say stop! Don't put another brushstroke on this! It helped although I have been able to do it myself also. but not nearly as many times as I've overworked something:P

keep 'em coming:)

hw (hallie) farber said...

This is breathtaking--you painted a scene we'd love to see.

diffident.bother said...

Wow! Beautiful painting. I love the colors and composition.