Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday!

I went to the Art Discussion meeting today. The topic was your strength and your weakness pertaining to painting. It was so interesting to hear what all the painters had to say. To see what we brought...go HERE.

I just came across this painting that I painted in the past. And though it doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense, it's accurate.  (It is a planter and lightpost in the middle of the street downtown).

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Downtown, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

11 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I think this is a wonderful painting, Celeste. Love the lamppost. I was reminded of when I worked downtown and sometimes beat the crowds to work. Something about the city before the hustle and bustle begins. Peacefulness and beauty even in the city!

L.W.Roth, said...

The colors are great --particularly the yellow sky. I love those streets they have tuned into charming passages simply by adding shrubs. Adds charm to a city.

So what were your strengths and weaknesses? I'd like to have read what people said.

Libby Fife said...

I wondered which person made which comment!

I like your street scene very much! I got the planter and light pole right away:)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Big city paintings hold such a strong appeal to me. This is wonderful...street light and all.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Okay Celeste! I so fell in love with this piece! I love this scene! As the artist you probably had another vision for this work but I think it is very successful!
Keep them coming buddy!
Please tell your Portuguese friend that I am routing for USA and Portugal in the World Cup!
Take care buddy!
Michael

Sheryl Anthony said...

I know just where this is. It is by the Schnitzer Theater, isn't it? At least, I think it is on the same street near the theater.The city put that in to block off traffic, right? Great colors!

mary maxam said...

Nice approach in the way the warm light splits through the buildings. nice shapes too!

Linda Popple said...

This is a wonderful painting. I like the play between the warms and cools and the abstract feeling of the town. Very nice!

Polly Birchall said...

Nice to see someone paint a city street, and it looks beautiful, as city's sometimes are

L.W.Roth, said...

I don't, know why I'm not getting your latest post with the portrait, but it isn't coming through. It is shown on my sideboard though.

Celeste Bergin said...

Thank you Sherry,LW, Libby, Lisa, Michael, Sheryl, Mary, Linda and Polly.

L.W., There are notes on the Alla Prima Blog that you can read about the discussion. It is always a link under the photos of the art.
Also, I deleted the portrait, that's why you can't see it now. It wasn't completely terrible, but it was bad enough that I couldn't handle it staring back at me! lol! Thanks again. :)