Saturday, November 20, 2010

Train Station oil study

A couple of days ago I wrote about how I am paying more attention to planning drama. In this study I set out to heighten some more orchestrated dark and light. This is a composite of a couple of ideas. I enjoyed painting it, especially for the old time-y sense of it. Great practice!
Oil study: Celeste Bergin, Goodbye, oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel

15 comments:

lilasvb said...

very powerfull red back ground and expressive painting

martinealison said...

shing
Toujours mystérieux les quais de gare... Familles, hommes d'affaire, couples équivoques... arrivées et départs... La clarté que vous avez peint et qui contraste avec vos couleurs sombres accentue l'impénétrable et étrange sensation de ce décor.
Gros bisous

Susan Roux said...

Love what's happening when you push your limits!

PAMO said...

I love the drama! The old time-y feel is spot on. It's PERFECT!

Linda Popple said...

Yes, you definitely are creating drama with the lighting and colors! What a fun experiment to tackle. You are definitely succeeding. :-)

Pam Holnback said...

You got the drama and the strong contrast here!

lancelonie said...

Your paintings are a great photo inspiration! :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Gorgeous work..love the contrast and color and energy to this piece..and the start of a story unfolding..wonderful work.

SamArtDog said...

Thanks for executing your lights n darks with red instead of the predictable black n blue. Much more interesting!

Stinson Fine Art said...

you got the Drama thing down pat. The painting draw you in to see what is going on. Get close enough and you might just pick up some of the conversation!

billspaintingmn said...

Here's looking at you kid! I love old timey, I'm already in the scene.

weekend et coup de brosse said...

bonjour Celeste, j'ai perdu mon blog et je viens d'en créer un autre "weekend et coup de brosse" venez me rejoindre pour à nouveau partager quelques mots, je vous attends comme nouveau membre de mon nouveau blog- merci à bientôt- cath

Dean H. said...

Wonderful work, Celeste! Love your concept.
I've been watching some old Turner Classic Movies on tv and admiring the camera work for scenes with this sort of dramatic impact.

hwfarber said...

This is just wonderful.

Dan Kent said...

Love it - you have definitely captured old-time drama here. So, until next time I visit your blog..here's looking at you, kid.