Thursday, March 21, 2013


The topic at our art discussion group today was "What do you do with old paintings (that you no longer want?)"  This is a painting I brought to the meeting that was painted several years ago (for a show that had a theme about Peace). I've always liked this painting, even though I don't paint like this now. Because of my fondness for it... it was spared from the Kilz experiment.

To see what everyone else brought to the meeting...go HERE.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, If there can be Peace, Why is there War? 2007, Acrylic on 12x12 gallery wrapped canvas


Page Pearson Railsback said...

I let out a scream when I saw the KILZ on your paintings
I don't like it at all...but I don't have a vote

Gatepost productions said...

Kilz might prove to be my best friend! I have bought 20 canvases upon which I am about to commit crimes against art! Kitz might prove to be my get out of Jail card!

I just love your Monday painting, and your 'Peace' work is dramatically a left wing Soviet 'look-alike' ...really punchy!

I'm back from (Old) Hampshire and am getting back into the groove (not rut!)

Autumn Leaves said...

Page's comment made me laugh and I rather agree with her. That said, if you don't care for the piece, they are yours to do with as you please...I suppose...LOL I'll just bet each and every day is just so wonderful when you spend it doing the art things you do. said...

Love the bird and if it was done for Peace then the barbed wire is a significant part of it. Well done!

The Kiltz will do the job but the archival properties regarding future "sales" should be addressed. Does anyone know the facts I wonder. I have used Kiltz
in the house to cover stains with great success and house paint ( oil based or acrylic) goes over it so I should imagine it works great. let us know if you find out anything negative.

Sheryl Anthony said...

I wouldn't paint out that bird for Peace either. It's a message painting.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

I like this interesting piece you posted; it is a very strong graphic image and the simple shapes and colors really grab attention.

Sometimes it is difficult to know whether to keep, change or destroy a painting. I'm glad you saved this one and showed it to us.

Dan Kent said...

Very different piece for you, but I can see why you wouldn't murder, I mean, Kilz it. I like it! And I am glad you saved it from such an ignominious demise.

Unknown said...

This is a very powerful painting, Celeste! It goes beyond the mundane "oh, that's nice" to the "oh, wow!" So glad you didn't throw it out. Hang it on your wall!!