Monday, May 9, 2011

Hudson Schoolin it

This is painted with mostly Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow & White. My aim was to paint a dark foreground to provide a foil for a lighter sky. I also tried to put down the strokes and leave them alone.  I may have too many soft edges here, but it was a good exercise... nonetheless.

oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, On the River, oil on 7 x 5 gessoed hardboard

11 comments:

Stinson Fine Art said...

I really like this one. Draws you in to decipher what's going on yet it keeps it's mystery.

Casey Klahn said...

Strong mystery!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

What great shapes! Looks confident, too.

BrandNewStudio said...

WOW

AutumnLeaves said...

What a gorgeous glow around that house! As always, a beautiful piece, Celeste.

Darlene Twitchell said...

Beautiful!

diffident.bother said...

Beautiful! Very atmospheric.

Art-Profiles said...

Lovely painting,fabulous composition and color.join us at Art-Profiles. thanx

hw (hallie) farber said...

Dark and handsome--a mystery.

SamArtDog said...

This may only be an "exercise", but the accomplishment is clear. Letting the brushstrokes be is hard, but look at where it got you! The foreground is magic, and the whole painting broods.

PAMO said...

The colors work. You can paint anything.