Friday, January 23, 2015


Today I join the ranks of people who write..."well, this looks better in person". It is not photographed correctly. Why are my Granny Smith apples looking so much like limes? Just trust me, they are apple-ish in person. (I did these in response to reading Carol Marine's book).  If you are wondering how she achieves her jewel-like colors, she spells it all out. I took this to art discussion on Thursday --to see what everyone else brought...go HERE.

(Painting) Celeste Bergin, Exercise, 4 Green Apples, oil on 12x9 Gessoboard


SamArtDog said...

Apples or limes, they look pretty good.
Better yet, you sound much better! Yay!

Helen Moreda said...

Apples or limes....they are beautiful and full of richness.

martine paquet said...

You are so lucky to be part of a painting group!

Enjoy your weekend, Celeste!

hw (hallie) farber said...

It's nice to be back at your Thursday club--I've missed it. Your apples look like Granny Smiths to me.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

LOL - limes indeed....NOT!
I know what you mean though about how easy it is to see different things by just shape and color.
I was more interested in the way you captured the light. Great job.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Thanks for sharing!

Libby Fife said...

Join the club! My photos are almost always never right. I am working on it though:)

A good time at O'Connors. I have Carol's book on my Amazon wish list.

AK said...

These apples are lovely. And yes most of us have this problem of the pic not looking as good as the painting. Not to worry. Keep painting!

hmuxo said...

These apples are painted beautifully Celeste... they don't look like limes. Lol.!! I love your painting from your last post. Another favorite! Now I will visit everyone from your group and see what they have been working on!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Hey Celeste!
Trying to catch up on my blogging buddies art and posting some of my own! Thank you for the little gentle push to post something! I needed that!
I love those awesome green apples! I love the greens! I also love your recent landscaped. So very, very powerful! You have a great painting group! Good for you!
(Apples are my favorite fruits! Especially in the fall! Mmmmm!)
Take care!

L.W.Roth, said...

These look like apples to me? Maybe limes to you after dwelling on the subject and the exercise. None of us photograph the work with the same care we would use if photographing it for something more important. Camera on a tri pod, art at a proper distance and angle under the right lighting with the camera set to the right exposure (after you found it) is a lot of work, a job in its self. I believe Carol wrote, you don't like the way the picture came out, take it again. She's very meticulous and has gotten her art making down to a science. I love your reworked people in the rain. Lots of heart. Good mood.