Wednesday, May 4, 2011

In progress

I'm still having a look at how Dan McCaw does things.  McCaw uses a lot of broken color, relies on big linked shapes and often uses tons of neutrals. This is about 1/3 done. I'm taking a break from it until tomorrow. It's all just a big experiment.

In progress painting: Celeste Bergin, At the Beach II, oil on 24 x 24 gallery wrapped canvas

10 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh but this is looking magnificent indeed, Celeste. I am reminded of Camelot, for some reason. Something very JackieO about that large sun hat and that wrap that keeps her skin safe from the sun. Add the little one to her lap...sigh...magical!

Susan Roux said...

I love where this is going Celeste.

Robin said...

feels like mothers day inspiration to me. :)

Casey Klahn said...

Awesome!

Wendie Thompson said...

I love this Celeste! I too am utterly intrigued with Dan's work...:)

Cindy Michaud said...

yum-yum! very McCaw-ish, I love the shape in the composition and can't wait to see where you take it....breaks help not to overwork.

Harry Kent said...

This is looking fabulous!

I so admire the way you set yourself stylistic objectives with such lucidly articulated understandings. And then achieve them! I learn so much in the process.

Kim said...

Really liking it so far - especially the mass of the mothers body.

Plum Gallery News said...

Was Mother's Day an inspiration? It truly is a great start, and I want to see the final result.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Your experiments always seem to work beautifully.