Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday!

Somewhere I read about someone who practices mixing colors by trying to match paint chips. I had a booklet of colors from Powell Paint Company, so I spent about an hour mixing all the colors. I can see a few of my values are off--but I did pretty well otherwise. it was a great exercise. I recommend it!

This is one of the paintings I'll have at the US Bank at 16th and Wiedler for the month of July (beginning tomorrow).

What about you.....what does the upcoming week have in store for you?

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Garden Bouquet, oil on 16x20 canvas panel (framed)


10 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

It is a good exercise and I could see how well you managed to match them.
Your floral still life is gorgeous. No other word will do... it is GORGEOUS!

Polly Birchall said...

You've done really well with your matches and I love your flowers especially the highlights. This week is my last art class until September, I will miss it

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love the paint chip exercise! You did an awesome job, Celeste!! The vase of flowers is beautiful and reminds me of something you would see in rich person's home or in a castle! Art wise, I hope this week has me working on a portrait. I never did get around to taking the photo for it though.

Libby Fife said...

Fun! I use paint chips also to get color ideas and to continue to learn about what a color base might be-blue, yellow, or red.

We have a hot week coming up. I suspect I will be inside painting:)

Jeanette said...

Excellent idea for colour mixing! I shall have to try this and grab a handful of paint chips when I'm next in a store.

I also took part in another exercise last year that was creating and naming your own paint colours. That was quite fun too.

And I agree, your floral rocks. Flowers terrify me for painting and I so respect those who can do them well.

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks, Julie, Polly, Sherry, Libby and Jeanette! :)

hw (hallie) farber said...

Your bouquet is gorgeous, and matching paint chips looks like fun.

Margaret M. Lin said...

Beautiful painting :-)

mary maxam said...

Very lovely still life and thanks for this inspiring color mixing idea. I'd never come across it and sounds excellent.

PAMO said...

That you just spent an hour mixing tells volumes. I did a similar exercise and it took a day. You obviously spend so much time with paint, the act of mixing it goes quickly.

The painting is beautiful. Best wishes for the show. Wish I could see it in person.