Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy New Week!

I nearly forgot to post about what happened last week. It was a good week...was yours? Our Art Discussion Meeting was especially good, because it covered "pattern". This is a study that I painted in a pear orchard---and I took it to the meeting for a sample of "pattern". 

If I remember, the subsequent painting that I did from this painting was not as good as the study. Funny how that is, sometimes. It is the immediacy that can say the most sometimes....even if it doesn't seem 100% accurate. Heart trumps "right" sometimes. 

To see what everyone else brought go HERE.

(Plein Air Study) Celeste Bergin, Hood River Pear, oil on 8x8 canvas panel


Helen Moreda said...

You are so right about studies Celeste. This has a unique freshness which is it's appeal. Love pears, love it.

mary maxam said...

A perfect reminder of how important pattern is, and I forget that! It's very successful in all ways and I love the unusual color scheme. Good going!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Céleste,

Le travail de cette branche de poirier est intéressant. J'aime la lumière qui illumine parcimonieusement la poire et le contraste avec votre fond.
Je suis d'accord avec vous, très souvent ce que l'on crée du premier jet est meilleur. La spontanéité du geste n'est pas arrêtée par une quelconque exigence. Une étude n'étant qu'un brouillon dans notre for intérieur, la liberté du geste et de la création est bien présente. Elle est la grande gagnante !

Gros bisous ♡

carol edan said...

Love it... and so true about spontaneous studies!!!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

How neat to discuss pattern. This is a great example.
I love the pattern painters - especially Bonnard and Vuillard.

Some excellent paintings in the APP group.
It appears you are getting some new and excellent artists.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

Hello dear Celeste ,

The work of the pear industry is interesting. I like the light that lights sparingly pear and contrast with your background.
I agree with you very often that we create the first draft is better. The spontaneity of the gesture is not stopped by any requirement. A study is only a draft in our conscience, freedom of movement and creativity is there. She is the winner !

Big kisses ♡

(thank you Martine!)

June said...

I like the comment "a draft is only a draft in our conscience" -- I would add "consciousness". This is a fine painting -- you continue on your journey to more and more fascinating work.

L.W.Roth, said...

Just had a good time catching up. Gary's boots look promising and this plein air pear has potential; the leaf patterns are solid. What is it about 'sketchin' that sets us free and often produces work above the caliber of more serious attempts? This means all attempts s must be treat d as serious--good materials and techniques that will last. No newsprint!