Thursday, August 6, 2009

"At the Beach"

It is nice to paint for a large area! (O'Connor's gives eight of us from our art discussion group these big walls for several months during the year). This is a copy of a painting by California artist Donna Schuster (1883-1953). It employs complementary colors, and "radiation composition" my own penchant for a tinge of the melancholy. I loved painting "At the Beach"!

Oil on 36x36 gallery wrap canvas


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

This is great! I love seeing you explore and try new things! Why is she melancholy? She's at the beach! Life is good at the beach!! Maybe she forgot her sunscreen?

Really, Celeste. Nice job.

Karen E. Lewis said...


Wow, this has punch!

I love your large glass palette. Did you make it?

For sore feet, try the foam squares that puzzle-piece together.


Celeste Bergin said...

thanks you two!
KVan--she definitely needs sunscreen!
Karen, it is an old safety glass coffee table top...and it works great in my "outdoor patio studio." Thanks for the foam square idea.

Stapeliad said...

This is beautiful- fabulous expression and the colors are so rich.

Chuck Dilmore said...

beautiful, Celeste!

polusladkaia said...

Oh, this is glowing!
glad to meet another admirer of NC Wyeth. His ilustrations have colored my view of the world since childhood. I see something of his Snow White in your figure's expression!