Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday-Monday!

A while back I sorted through my stacks of bad paintings...and I discarded some really awful ones. I kept this one, however, despite the fact it is pretty bad. The composition is bad, the painting is too thin..there is a lot about it that just doesn't make it. But I kept it. I like how the minimal sense of it seemed to describe what I intended.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Art Gallery, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

14 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

It is funny how the slightest thing can keep our interest, and I have a feeling this will become a strong painting when you go after it. I see the idea, and I like it.

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks, Casey....but I don't intend to go back to this. It is what it is...I just didn't throw it away!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

great sense of place and atmosphere. I keep some duds that have an area I like.
I want to thank you for the wonderful review you gave my artbyte. You, my dear, are terrific!

Sheryl Anthony said...

I'd keep it. It's really good as far as I am concerned. It's unique.

Polly Birchall said...

I can see why you kept it, I think its the light and reflections, it has atmosphere.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Well I rather like this one as it is and hope you don't change it. Ah...I see your comment there and you don't intend to change it. I love the way the floor is handled and I also like the weight being on the people and the way they are standing. Makes me wonder what they are looking at, are they together, etc.

martinealison said...

Dans cette soi-disant mauvaise peinture, il y a un certain mystère... une énigme peut-être ! Une profondeur... Une image qui pourrait être tirée d'un rêve.
Une idée à développer peut-être...
Un gros bisou à vous...

John Simlett said...

Without wishing to sound patronising: it works for me as it is. It tells the story without too many 'adjectives & adverbs' = good writing/painting, in my book!!

I'm back on the blogging again :0)

Libby Fife said...

Well, just capturing the idea is enough sometimes. Who knows where the concept might show itself again?

L.W.Roth, said...

I like it too. Maybe the thinness of the paint fits the loneliness of the corridor and the silhouettes, people who are there, but aren't? An unfinished painting has something to say. I don't think the composition is bad either. I'd leave it. It has life in it's present state that will keep viewers contemplating its meaning for it asks more questions than it answers.

Nancy Goldman said...

I don't think this is bad at all Celeste. It has a mystical quality and I like the simplicity of it. The thin paint is a nice effect. It looks like a soft watercolor.

Page Railsback said...

Don't be stubborn... This is a very cool shape and design..Throw in a few more darks around the edges and sell it

mary maxam said...

The idea here is strong and Julie has it so right with the sense of atmosphere and place- it's a keeper!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

j'aime beaucoup!
Bonne journée, Cath.