Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Weekend!

On the advice of my friend Michael Lindstrom, I've added some sparkles to this floral painting. (We can describe "Sparkles" as an indication of something lively, but not over-described in the background). Ah, Lindy...how ever did you get so smart!? :)

(...to see how it looked before, go HERE)

Painting, Celeste Bergin, From the Garden, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

13 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Boy, I sure love that vase, Celeste. To me your paintings always sparkle. This is beautiful!

L.W.Roth, said...

I'm a big one for breaking up planes with suggestive dashes. They make a world of difference that's very clearly seen in these two photos of the painting. It came alive with the 'sparkles.'

Jane said...

I liked it before and I like it now...it is just different, but both version are great.

Michael Lindstrom said...

I love how it turned out, great job Celeste!

martinealison said...

Ces petites touches de nuances bleutées lui apportent une maturité supplémentaire.
Gros bisous et bon weekend.

Casey Klahn said...

You are truly great at these florals, sparkles or not.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

If you would have asked me before what you could do to make this beautiful floral better I would have said 'nothing'. Not true. It is better ... really a beautiful painting Celeste.

SamArtDog said...

sparkle plenty!

Dean H. said...

A great looking still life, Celeste! Cool sparkles. Merely as a thought, maybe some of the sparkles could be pushed back a little in value for subtle interest?

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

These small touches of blue shades bring extra maturity.
Kisses and good weekend.

(thanks, Martine!)

Julie Ford Oliver said...

it did make it different and more lively for the eye movement. I use the word confetti for the same principle. Sparkles sounds more fun.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Ilove it - it did make it different and more lively for the eye movement. I use the word confetti for the same principle. Sparkles sounds more fun.

mary maxam said...

This emerges from the background in a subtle way that I love. very nice!