Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Solo in the City


I am often drawn to the solitary figure... is he lonely...or does he simply prefer his own company?

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Solo in the City, oil on 8x8 canvas panel

13 comments:

Carrie H. said...

No, he's walking to the store to get some cream for his coffee in the morning. He is doing a little window shoppin' on the way. Nice painting - and it has a nice composition and then there's the story....

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Great atmosphere you created here using the lone figure....a moving piece. I love your blog:)

-Don said...

I love how you draw me into this piece with the soft focus, the perspective, the verticals, and the colors. It's a masterful composition that just begs to be looked at and absorbed. And then, as Carrie put it so succinctly, "there's the story...".

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

Funny you mentioned loneliness and solitude, my friend. Why? Because as my screen opened on this gem, I was immediately struck by this lone person and how easy one can get lost within a city full of people. Love this composition and you've painted so exquisitely, a true Celeste Bergin signature of any piece. Just keep going back to look again and again!

Eden Compton said...

Nice piece Celeste! I really like the simplicity of the composition.

Sadami said...

Dear Celeste,
Good point! Me, too, from my curiosity I look at people and sketch others. The work is so nice, especially, contrast of colour!
Cheers,Sadami

Kim said...

Beautiful colour, and like Cynthia, I think the atmosphere you created is terrific!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I think he just prefers his own company and enjoys walking in the interesting parts of town.

Casey Klahn said...

One of the best in this series, Celeste. Interesting to choose a square format - it sends the mystery even farther.

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste ,
this one has an abstract quality to it.

Jane said...

That's a great painting, probably just a loner enjoying this part of the city with nobody around :-)))

Virginia Floyd said...

Wow, this is awesome! I love the abstract quality of this painting. There is a mistiness about the street and shops that make it seem lonely to me. I love the glow of light from the store window. Well done!

PAMO said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your colors and your Bergin abstracted quality. It does tell a story and that is why we are drawn to it. I love it!