Tuesday, June 28, 2011

At the Coast


I like to put a figure in here and there. For a scene like this, I've learned that it is best to keep the figures to just a few strokes. I'll probably go back into this and add and subtract a few things.

Painting, Celeste Bergin, At the Coast, oil on 12x9 stretched canvas

15 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

Very fine use of color.

Jane said...

What a blinding light! Beautiful.

Voyages et Abstraits said...

J'aime cette toile avec l'horizon que l'on découvre comme si nous étions là, cette luminosité nous emporte avec les senteurs d'embruns..ces aérosols marins enlevés par le vent à la crête des vagues!
Magnifique composition.
bonne journée Céleste.
cath.
I like this composition with the horizon which one discovers as if we were there, this luminosity carries us with the scents of spray. .ces marine aerosols removed by the wind with the peak of the waves!
Splendid composition.
Have a good day Celeste.
cath.

AutumnLeaves said...

Ooh, this is perfect as is, Celeste! Once again, I am transported to the beautiful PNW and especially to a weekend I spent at Cannon Beach. Such a very lovely beach scene!

Libby Fife said...

The scene looks really peaceful.

I love that you just pop a figure in here and there. That would have taken me forever to do!

Dave Starr said...

really nice! the glare on the water is effective

Dave Starr said...

PS saw your work at Kangaroo Coffee even better in person

billspaintingmn said...

Wonderful Celeste! Reflecting and refreshing.

Kevin Weaver said...

Love this painting Celeste!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Perfect.

ramona said...

Simple and poetic. Wonderful!

Dean H. said...

I REALLY like this one, Celeste! Perfect focal point created via light and figures.

Jacobsen Studio said...

Great painting Celeste! Love the use of red on the rocks!

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
I really love this work like you say, a "figure" and the sun. Figures make our work humane.
Cheers, Sadami

Gillian said...

Celeste , this is wonderful. I've just been struggling with some foreground figures and it's so hard to keep it down to just a few strokes. You've nailed it. Me, I think I shall avoid foreground figures in future!