Thursday, January 28, 2016


The topic of our art discussion this week was "revisiting a painting". This figure originally had an umbrella. In the spirit of the topic I simply painted it out and made up a few other shapes. It is really liberating to just paint things from memory without a care. To see what everyone else brought to the meeting...go HERE.

(Painting) Celeste Bergin, City walk, oil on 8x8 canvas panel


Sheryl Anthonyl said...

Moody! Great job as always

Helen Moreda said...

Your freedom worked. Great job.

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Céleste,

Très intéressant l'idée de revisiter une peinture.
J'aime beaucoup la profondeur que vous avez crée dans cette oeuvre. Le choix des nuances de couleurs est judicieux. Il apporte une certaine forme de mystère.
Bravo pour ce défi réussi !

Je vous souhaite un excellent weekend.

Gros bisous ♡

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

Hello dear Celeste ,

Very interesting the idea of revisiting a painting.
I love the depth you have created in this work . The choice of color shades is sensible . It brings some kind of mystery.
Congratulations on this successful challenge!

Have a great weekend.

Big kisses ♡

(Thank you Martine)!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This is quite wonderful and the atmosphere you created is very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Great job. You said a lot with a few strokes of paint!

Anonymous said...

This is Betsy C, by the way.

hmuxo said...

Love this painting, Celeste!!!!!!!

Elizabeth Merchant said...

City walk - Your take on 'revisiting a painting' gave me chuckle. It reminded me of a conversation with an automobile designer years ago. 'Every car had to have fins he said. Then one day ... a car came out without fins and for a time ... designers lost their minds. Good for you in helping others to 'break free.'

mary maxam said...

the drama is great here and I really can't imagine this figure with an umbrella. Such great shapes 'as is'!

L.W.Roth, said...

Love it without the umbrella! More drama a lone figure walking in the dark unmindful of the rain. Nice rework.