Wednesday, June 9, 2010

little tree....big tree

I painted this a couple of days ago. I wasn't so sure I managed to create adequate distance, but after looking at it today, I think I did. Tonight I added just a little dark to the right side. I like the big size contrast between the little tree and the big tree.
What are you working on?
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Discovery Center Study, Oil on gessoed hardboard, 10 x 8 inches.

11 comments:

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Nice Light on the hill. Yes,good distance

Carrie H. said...

This is really nice. I think you have created a lot of depth and the palette is very pleasing as well.

hwfarber said...

You covered the distance. Like the big tree/little tree.

I'm working on something--and your pthalo blue face was the inspiration/spark.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Oh, yeah, you got the distance. Love it.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I personally think you managed creating depth/distance perfectly. This has to be one of my favorites. Is this from your imagination or somewhere I might know?

Dan Kent said...

I think this is a perfectly balanced picture. Funny it should be that way given the contrast between the small and large tree. I agree that you created depth, and I love the splash of brown weeds in the front - really adds a touch.

What am I working on?! I am working on my page in the joint sketchbook with Raena - I had much the same problem - a kind of flat perspective that I need to achieve, and I seem to have worked it out. Great feeling. Now I just need to finish..time is always the problem.

I love your work, Celeste - it inspires me!

Kathy said...

I think you achieved your goal!

Earthula said...

good distance! great light!

AutumnLeaves said...

Look at the glorious colors in the distant mountains! I think that wee splash of pink is exquisite! A truly stunning work, but then it doesn't surprise me anymore. I love all your pieces so much!

DJ said...

I don't think "depth" will ever be your problem, my friend. You got it going on.
Love that tree...great values...

I'm reworking some canvases with fresh eyes, and trying to find a rhythm for summer studio time now that school's out.

Janice Filkins said...

Very cool, love the contrast of trees.
I am packing and getting ready to head to the mountains of NY. Planning on a summer of plein air painting and hooking up with the Hudson Valley Plein Air Group.