Saturday, June 19, 2010

Picnic Area

A few years ago, during my first workshop, I learned that an appealing composition can be the "dark foreground". I had that idea in mind when I painted this.

Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Picnic Area, Oil on canvas panel, 8 x 8 inches.

16 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Your dark foreground works. Very nice!

lilasvb said...

i like to visit your blog, always find good painting

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Celeste,

It is so beautiful to few your work as I find it inspirational. You have a wonderful brush technique.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Egmont

Ralph said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. I visit your blog most days because I so enjoy seeing what you have been painting and doing I nver leave disapponted.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous, Celeste! What a perfect spot for a family picnic. Big open play area, lots of sunlight and shade and trees...my glorious and much loved trees!!!

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Really beautiful, Celeste. That streak of sunshine makes the foreground sing.

Casey Klahn said...

So much going on in a simple design. That is wonderful. The yellow and subdued violet. The gray-violet. The just so composition - you are a compositional master, IMHO.

Kathy said...

Yes! The dark foreground makes the sunny field radiate with warmth. Beautiful.

JacMac said...

Love the idea of the dark foreground, makes the yellow sing, along with the areas of greys.

Todd Smith said...

That's a STRONG painting!

ArtSparker said...

Sweetly pastoral.

Caio Fernandes said...

i am totaly in loved with it.

hwfarber said...

I like dark foregrounds--a shady spot. Great painting.

Janelle Goodwin said...

More than just appealing. It's gorgeous!

SamArtDog said...

Yup, I also like the dark foreground a lot. But the broken brushstrokes are what slay me.

Sherrie Russ Levine said...

you nailed it here!!