Thursday, January 23, 2014


This is a painting I started and did not complete. It's funny...I like it exactly where it is and I'm comfortable leaving it here. Maybe I like the contrast between the colorful area and the blank area...or maybe I like the resolved area next to the unresolved area. I'm just happy leaving it as is. 

I went to art discussion see what everyone brought....go HERE.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Unfinished, oil on 10x8 stretched canvas 


Helen Moreda said...

I think your instinct is right on. If you are comfortable with it, then it is done. And I love it.

Connie said...

I love this painting - it's beautiful! The "unfinished" part shows what you were thinking and the 'bones' of the painting - really nice!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love this one too, Celeste!

Libby Fife said...

I like it! It's like you are still thinking about things:)

Good discussion at O'Connors today:)


I agree with Helen: if you think it is finished, it is. Don't proceed unless YOU change your mind.

I am glad you are feeling better. Could it be that the lower part of the painting and the lower part of you are healing, resting?

martine paquet said...

I like it as it is!

Art Maine said...

Unfinished Completed
This is lovely,
you are painting a painting,
not painting a photograph,
the flowers have arrived
and you are inviting
us viewers to enjoy
them and not be
distracted by the
you have
set the table well,
the finishing touch.

Celeste Bergin said...

Thank you Bruce....what a thoughtful and poetic comment!
Thanks also Martine, Carol, Libby, Sherry,Connie and Helen! I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and write to me!