Monday, February 18, 2013

More....fracturing

I revisited the red chair today and I'm satisfied that I followed Julie Ford Oliver's recommendations better.  It was fun to "try on" a new and different way of handling paint. If you try it, I suggest considering a simple subject like this. Putting on paint, taking it off and putting it back on again is kind of alien at first! Stay with it...it's rewarding. Her Artbyte tutorial is HERE.

I don't know...does the chair need a cat?

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Red Chair (revisited), oil on 6x6 canvas panel

17 comments:

Lisa Graham Art said...

Aaaahhhh....you've done it! This is sooo great! I love the simple red chair you chose to paint. What a great subject...simple, yet so charming. It makes me think of my green chair...it's the chair that started my entire art adventure back in 2009.

I love your teapot too...sweetness! Thanks again for introducing me to Shahn...can't wait to get the book and learn more about him!

Casey Klahn said...

Rot Wunderbar! There, I liked it so well the German lingo came out.

martinealison said...

J'avais manqué une publication... Très intéressant de voir l'évolution d'une idée...
Tant de rouge ma chère ! la Saint-Valentin vous a inspirée...
Bisous

CrimsonLeaves said...

I like the chair just fine without a cat! It is really beautiful and I like it much better than when you had it raining tulips! LOL I too am a fan of her painting technique.

Sergio DS said...

A wonderful painting, thank you so much for the tutorial link.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This has far more personality than my red chair...and I have a dog on mine.
I think it is FABULOUS, Celeste. I mentioned you on my post today so hope you will be getting visitors to ooooh with admiration at your experiments with fracturing. My guess is at least some of it is going to stick. Thanks again

Page Railsback said...

I love it and I loved it before you went back in to it again..when you messed it up "fractured" it. Would fracturing work w/acrylics?
by the way Celeste.. a PV Workshop..is a workshop in Puerto Vallarta- PV

Linda Popple said...

You've boosted my curiosity about Julie's technique. I think I'll have to get her artbyte and give it a try!

Dean H. said...

By George, I think you've GOT IT, Celeste!! This turned out really well!
I've been dabbling with her great technique also...much fun and much to learn.

Virginia Floyd said...

Great job. I love her painting style, too. You did well!

SamArtDog said...

Now that I've watched the ArtByte on fracturing, I'm more amazed by your chairs than I already was. Especially the first one, the one raining tulips. I'd love to see that BIG.

Barbara Pask said...

Julie gave a link for you so I wanted to check out your results. I plan to try this technique too, she does it so well. I think your last try of the red chair is really excellent. I think you've got it! I said that with a English accent, lol. Happy Painting

Lavon said...

your chair improved a great deal!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Wow!
Celeste the reds in this wonderful piece are off the chart great!
No cat is necessary. Maybe a second chair painting with a cat? This painting is perfect. Let the viewer imagine a cat?
Bravo!
Bravo!
Michael

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

I missed a publication ... Very interesting to see the evolution of an idea ...
So red my dear! Valentine's inspired you ...
kisses

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Thanks, Martine!

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks, Lisa, Casey, Martine, Sherry, Sergio, Julie, Page, Linda, Dean, Virginia, Sam, Barbara, Lavon and Michael! All the credit goes to Julie Ford Oliver for sharing her technique on Artbyte! I had a great time trying this out and I know I'll be able to incorporate some of Julie's ideas into my work in the future. Thanks Julie and all ! :)

Ann said...

Hi Celeste, after seeing your wonderful red chair, I decided to download Julie's tutorial and give it a whirl! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I'm looking forward to more in the future-- your work is fabulous!