The Irish Sea looked dark on this late afternoon as we drove by. I caught the last phase of sundown, as it was setting over the water, and ships in the distance. This seascape was painted entirely in various shades of Prussian blue, except for the faint wash of pink and lavender over the harbor. Acrylic on archival and acid free canvas board, UV varnish, ready to pop into a standard size 11x14 frame. painted with a palette knife for texture. 11x14, available at my Chairish store.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Irish Sea, November, by New York artist, Celeste Plowden
at 3:00 PM
Labels: autumn, blue ocean water, Celeste Plowden impressionism, Ireland, Irish Sea, seascape, sunset, TWILIGHT
I learned the art of acrylic and pastel painting through private instruction, after having spent my career as a designer of printed fabrics in the New York market place. I am a graduate of the College of Design, Art and Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, with a major in the History of Art, 1977. Later, I studied printed textile design at Parsons School of Design, in New York. Immediately afterward, I began free lance work for several design studios in the garment district of NYC, where I did re-coloration work for printed apparel fabrics, and sold my own designs through Bread and Butter Designs,also located in New York. In addition, during the 1980's and 1990's, I designed a number of needlecraft and stencil books for Dover Publications. Currently, I am working on a series of exotic birds and other animals done in acrylic paint, with a palette knife, for texture and brilliant color. I consider my paintings to be representational or impressionistic in nature, and I use fantasy colors because what I see often makes me feel these colors,and what would make an interesting composition, rather than using realistic colors.