Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday!

The topic at our art discussion meeting was paintings that shouldn't work....but do (breaking the rules). I thought this painting might qualify. The big yellow-green swath of land takes the viewer off the canvas...but I think it's pleasing nonetheless. Maybe some of it's other positive qualities redeems it. To see all the art that showed up for discussion today....go HERE.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Mt. Tabor late afternoon, (2009) oil on 8x10 stretched canvas

9 comments:

Lisa Graham said...

Not sure what you meant by taking you off the canvas, but I agree, there is pleasantness in this painting. It drew me immediately.

Sheryl Anthony said...

Should the color have had a tree to stop it? I do like how it is.

Marie Theron said...

Oh, to be in that sunny patch right now!

martinealison said...

Bonjour,
Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver après mon absence... Bien que mon retour se conjugue avec du travail en retard !!...
Un grand merci pour vos gentils commentaires...

Il est souvent difficile de dire stop ou de dire cette peinture est bonne ou mauvaise. Parfois en ce qui me concerne, d'avoir travaillé trop longuement sur une toile, je ne suis pas convaincu que ce soit bon. L'oeil est usé et il me faut parfois plusieurs jours sans regard sur mon travail pour apprécier ou aussi parfois pour remarquer immédiatement ce qui "cloche".
Et parfois ce qui cloche crée le charme pour le regard des autres. L'art est tellement surprenant, tout comme cette peinture que vous nous dévoilez aujourd'hui. Je l'aime beaucoup et cette partie plus claire effectivement amène mais agréablement mon regard et mon esprit alors vagabonde...
Gros bisous à vous.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I sure think it is beautiful and can see myself in the shade of the trees watching the grandkids run and play in the sun. And suddenly I'm leaning towards pancakes! That said, who knows what will happen by 8 a.m. tomorrow! LOL

SamArtDog said...

This didn't take me anywhere but right into these sunny woods. Nice!

hmuxo said...

VERY nice, Celeste!!! I also enjoyed the others..thanks for sharing!!!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Too many rules!! I like being led off the canvas in this painting.

And that was a wonderful Sargent sketch.

dorothy byers lorenze said...

Your painting makes me SMILE!