Monday, February 21, 2011

Goodbye II




I made some changes to this oil study that I did awhile ago. It's unusual that a train station atmosphere would be red instead of blue...but the reds and oranges seem romantic. I'll try a blue version one day, just for comparison. It's all just for ideas.

Oil sketch, Celeste Bergin, Goodbye II, oil on 9 x 12 canvas panel

(Update: SOLD!)



14 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Maybe its the guys hat but I think of Casablanca when I see this one......


“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

martinealison said...

Ah ce rouge!... comme un brûlant désir de ne pas vouloir se quitter...
Il crée une ambiance intéressante.
Bisous

Linda Popple said...

I love your ideas, Celeste!!

Ralph said...

I like the red it works very well. Now romantic tha tis something else.

AutumnLeaves said...

Such a 1940's feel to this beautiful piece! There was just something so much more romantic in those days and you've captured that feeling perfectly. This really is gorgeous, Celeste!

Robin said...

I have a question for you, Celeste... you are posting gorgeous work daily, calling them studies, do you usually use these studies in larger paintings? what size canvas are you most comfortable using? It seems like there is no subject you can't do!

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks Nancy, miartinealison, Linda, Ralph, Sherry and Robin! Robin....I think I have a (semi)-illustrators approach to painting...because I like to think out the ideas (that are often narrative) and then I either make a larger painting of it, or another version of it. Sometimes the studies serve as a a finished piece. Thanks for asking!

billspaintingmn said...

The orenge and red does bring a warmth, along with the connection of the silloettes.
It's the minimum of detail that creates the story, along with the title.
Here's looking at you kid!

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I envy people like you who has some artistic talents. I bet any color you put on that, still, you will be able to make it look "artsy".

rob ijbema said...

red for passion
this is boiling hot!

PAMO said...

Very romantic. I love the absence of color above the heads of the couple.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Definitely romantic. This painting tells a story!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I had to go all the way back to November 20 to see the first "Train Station." What amazing paintings you have done! I think every one is recognizable as a "Bergin."

Suzanne said...

Congradulations on the sale! I love how the simplified shapes tell the story through body language posture and angle of the faces. Without having to paint every detailed eyebrow.