Thursday, May 13, 2010

Eastbank Esplanade

I painted this today at the Eastbank Esplanade. My initial plan was to include the bridge and a bicyclist, but I stopped myself when I realized that the tree and path was pretty cool all by itself. "Simple" is sometimes just the ticket.
To see what the others did today go HERE.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Eastbank Esplanade, Acrylic on masonite panel, 8 x 10 inches. ©2010.

14 comments:

-Don said...

Celeste, this isn't just "pretty cool" - it's mega-cool! I really like the expressive strokes pushing my eyes towards the trees. I'm curious, though, how you ended up with such a Autumn looking palette in the middle of Spring?

-Don

Celeste Bergin said...

haha Don, I painted this is your medium..acrylics (which I really don't get--I can't judge how they will dry) plus I saw that hudson school look happening..so I "went with it". (plus, this tree was not that light leafy green--it was more dark dark green). Thanks for asking~!

Sheila said...

This is acrylic? You've inspired me to try this. What a gorgeous scene. Yes, sometimes less is more.

martinealison said...

Bel ensemble de couleurs

Art with Liz said...

This is terrific Celeste! Knowing when to stop - what a gift!

Marie Theron said...

I agree, Celeste. Enough is enough and your painting says it all! Love the reds in the foliage!

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful capture of light and the effect it has on nature's colors, Celeste. Your work is always so lovely and eye opening for me.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hah! Your post is very like mine today in the simplicity theme.

This is just lovely, Celeste. When you simplify the elements, your brushwork, color and strong composition really come to the fore. Great job.

Linda said...

I really think this is awesome, Celeste! I love the composition and the simplicity of it. And, as Don said, your brush strokes are expressive and energetic and takes the eye exactly where it needs to be! Well done!

ArtSparker said...

Gorgeous colors - another one that borders on abstraction.

Kathy said...

Oh, wow! You stopped at the right time.

L.Holm said...

I think this is one of my all-time favorites.
So glad you stopped...no figures needed!
Awesome work--in acrylics no less! Phenomenal color choices.

susanroden said...

This is just wonderful Celeste! So expressive, yet loose in rendering.

Rachel Harvey said...

I like it! I agree with a previous poster, who mentioned the "fall" feeling to it. nice.