Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This was an experiment, just using red, yellow, white and black. Verrryyy innntterresting.
How was your holiday?

Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, Experiment, oil on 8x10 canvas panel


John Simlett said...

Well I thought 'how interesting' and then read that you had already written that.

I love the touch of red in the sweep of the left picks up the lips/cheek. Interesting light.

Now this is one I like very much - brilliant.

John Simlett said...

Which holiday? :0)

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
It looks like a classic masterpiece. Very interesting and nice. Go, go, Celeste!
Cheers, Sadami

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a cool piece! Very interesting indeed. Love that yesteryear-y look to his uniform and the almost kewpie doll look to his face.

martinealison said...

J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère de cette peinture... Je pense que vous avez à la perfection su utiliser les couleurs autorisées.
Un merveilleux portrait, très mystérieux et que j'aime ! tout simplement!
Gros bisous

Lisa Graham Art said...

I would say that is quite a beautiful result for experimentation!

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

I love the atmosphere of this painting ... I think you are perfectly able to use the colors allowed.
A wonderful portrait, very mysterious and I love! just!
big kisses

(Thanks Martine!)

Dan Kent said...

Dramatic. One wonders what thing is going to creep forward from the dark area to the figure's right. (his right, our left).

Linda Popple said...

This has a mysterious feel that I like!

David Castillo Starr said...

is this a dude or a dudette? I vote dudette, else he is wearing lipstick? well, I like the effect of the limited color and the mysterious dark