Friday, January 21, 2011

Strolling redhead


This is a 2nd version of a study I did awhile ago. I have to be careful how to frame this, because she looks like she is walking right out of the picture (and that's intentional). The wrong frame would make her seem as if she is walking into a roadblock.

Painting: Deep in Thought, Celeste Bergin, oil on 8x8 canvas panel

10 comments:

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Celeste, I like you mysterious red-headed figure. The colors are lush and the design interesting. Makes me wonder what she's thinking about!

PAMO said...

Nice composition. I like the red and I always love how you play with shapes and light.
About working in a series... you have such a strong point of view and sense of your own aesthetic... you work in a series effortlessly. Or so it seems to me.
No matter what it is... keep doing it! It works.

ArtSparker said...

A charmer.

SamArtDog said...

Mental block.

Jane said...

Hi Celeste. I like this redheaded lady walking on a path near the lake ( or the sea), all very soft. The fact that she is almost walking out of the picture, gives you just that idea : movement.

AutumnLeaves said...

You are striking a Renoir like nerve with me, Celeste. He is one of my favorite artists and for whatever reason this piece reminds me of his style a bit. I think this is gorgeous, lovely colors, nice composition that adds so much interest (just where the heck is she going I want to know???!!!). That background is simply the stuff of dreams. Beautiful!

Casey Klahn said...

I need to take a clue from you and your wonderful figure work, and do a daily figure myself. Inspiring me.

billspaintingmn said...

Graceful and light. There is an echo of Marc Chigall to this.
A simple border frame, of reveal fasion would look good. (not too dark in value, better light in value)
Frames are like shoes, there are alot to choose from, and the right fit feels right.

Mary Paquet said...

A wonderful piece, Celeste. I like your shapes, the design that you so carefully balanced, and the red at the center of interest.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I think she's blazing her own path; a frame can't stop her. I agree with the echo of Chagall.