Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday!

I painted this today, it is not quite done, but I thought you could get the idea because it is 90% done. I started the painting with charcoal lines on a white canvas, which I seldom do, but I just felt like putting in the dominant shapes down fast and loose. I'll refine the leg and shoe shapes tomorrow. (It's important when we are painting limbs to paint them accurately ....and that's an understatement)!

Have you heard of "fracturing" a painting? That's somewhat what I was after here. Two great painters who "fracture" are Julie Ford Oliver and CW Mundy.

(Top Photo) Painting, Celeste Bergin, Walking in the Rain (in progress), oil on 12x24 stretched canvas

16 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think it is lovely already, Celeste! Her leg shapes look fine; I'd be happy with those gams 't'were they me own. Loved seeing the steps/stages of the process too. My biggest fault lies in the drawings themselves. They are never quite right. Sigh...

hmuxo said...

This is beautifully painted, Celeste. There's something about paintings with umbrellas that I love!!

Maritza said...

EVOCADORA!...ABSOLUTAMENTE EVOCADORA Y ENCANTADORA PINTURA, CELESTE!...

TE ABRAZO,DESDE CHILE, CON MUCHA ADMIRACIÓN.

John Simlett said...

This is so a Bergin painting - magic!
You make it look effortless - always the hallmark of a master!

Of course Julie is an expert 'fractured' painter - she started life in England :0)) before she found New Mexico ...

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza writes:

Evocative! ... ABSOLUTELY LOVELY PAINTING evocative, CELESTE! ...

TE HUG FROM CHILE, with much admiration.

(thank you Maritza!)

Sheryl Anthony said...

it's not done? It looks done. I love it! Will you post the final painting?

David Castillo Starr said...

I always like seeing the progress shots. It has turned out well and I want to see the final version

David Castillo Starr said...

Did my last message come through? I wrote that I would like to see the final version. I like where it's going.

Jane said...

Just love all your umbrella paintings :-)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Such a deep mood here Celeste and it made me think of those occasional pieces with umbrella figures done by Mario Zampedroni. He paints florals mostly, but your lovely umbrella lady here made me think of his work for some reason. You are such a diverse artist Celeste. I do know who Julie is...I adore Julie. I have not heard of the other artist you mentioned so I will go check her out now. :)

mary maxam said...

I have been thinking of using a charcoal line and this inspires me to try. What great mood, I can feel the mist!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

To be even placed in the same category as Mundy is awesome. Wow, he is an amazing talent and can do wonderful loose strokes brilliantly as well as breaking up his edges.
There are a whole pile of us artists who try to find ways in our paintings to break up edges. I read that Munday uses a tissue (up and down) - some use fan brushes - others flip a brush through and a month ago I watched a video by Shevlino (spelling) that had me spellbound. I do know it is a lot harder than it looks.

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks Sherry, hmuxo, Maritza, John, Sheryl, Dave, Jane, Lisa, Mary and Julie! I appreciate your comments. :)

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Celeste, what an interesting post! Love the info about fracturing, and love your expression, beautiful work!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Celeste, what an interesting post! Love the info about fracturing, and love your expression, beautiful work!

Dan Kent said...

Absolutely beautiful. Like a scene from a movie..