Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday!


Just a quick study using 4 values of black and white. (Sometimes this sort of thing is nearly as fun as the color version).

Oil Value Study: Celeste Bergin, Moonlight, oil on 6x6 canvas panel 

12 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
I really love this work. Me, too, always do value study(I do it with 3 values). Your work has a mood. Nice!
Cheers,Sadami

John Simlett said...

Oh Mein Gott! That is so good, Celeste (applauds loudly) how do you visualize these scenes? Mine are copies of real-life ...yours are so much more.

I'm coming to the conclusion that editing writing is similar to restricted values: "Less is More!"

Totally impressed!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Celeste, I love that you did this in black & white. It really is beautiful. I attempted similarly with your mom's portrait, using only one color and did a black & white painting myself from one of your challenge pieces when you had the one blog. I really like the effect!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I really love the way that looks! Full of class and light and beauty.

L.W.Roth, said...

Good study in values, but there's something out of whack. I'm not so sure about the composition. The dark in the foreground troubles me. It should be lighter. There would be moonlight cast upon it given its location and the bush wouldn't be as dark as the darks in the background. Value paintings are more of an abstraction than a scene. The dark foreground throws off the balance. Hope I didn't offend?

Maritza said...

Es sobrecogedor...Me encanta, y me emociona...

Felicitaciones, querida Celeste.

ABRAZOS, DESDE CHILE.

Parabolic Muse said...

This is oil?!

amazing. I love black and white, and old black and white film, that allows the texture in a unique way.

love this. A BIG MURAL ON MY WALL would be nice. just sayin

hw (hallie) farber said...

This shimmers.

David Castillo Starr said...

You remind me that I need to do this more often. It does indeed seem like it would be satisfying. Great job.

David Castillo Starr said...

Did you make this up, or is it a real scene?

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

It's overwhelming ... I love it

Congratulations, dear Celeste.

HUGS FROM CHILE.

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks, Sadami, John, Sherry, Lisa, LW, Maritza, Parabolic, Hallie, and Dave.
Dave, the scene is from memory.
Thanks so much all! :)