Saturday, October 13, 2012

Contemplation


This summer I painted some people in the park. This is just meant to be a study; an idea. I am hoping to do a series soon, possibly of people "thinking"...there is something so intriguing about images that depict .......contemplation.

Oil Study, Celeste Bergin, Reading, oil on 6x12 canvas panel

13 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I like the lack of detail in your figure. People in contemplation would make a great series. I say go for it!

David Castillo Starr said...

WOW! I'm taken with the contrast. Intrigue is right.

Sheryl Anthony said...

Paintings of people thinking. That is indeed interesting. I certainly enjoy this one.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer said...

Very nice colours and composition. Yes, indeed it is fascinating to paint people contemplating. Isn't it because somehow we feel we are not only painting their outside but try to capture their inner world too?

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a great spot to sit and read a book! I'm a bit jealous as some people (like this lady) look so polished and poised. Me? Not so much. You imbue such a grace and elegance into your women, Celeste. It is just there.

PAMO ART said...

Absolutely beautiful! I think it would be a lovely series... perfect for you. You do these images so so well!!!

John Simlett said...

You're particularly accomplished at catching the posture of the thinker/reader without overstating it. I should imagine a series would be welcomed.

Chris said...

Excellent idea. Looking forward to some folks contemplating the rain.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Not only are you very good at the figure but your design sense is wonderful. I will really look forward to a series of people contemplating or resting. I think this one is a perfect start.

L.W.Roth, said...

Very nice image. I like the lack of detail too. Your palette says contemplation. Contemplation is a quieter word than thinking, don't you think? :-)

hw (hallie) farber said...

The hair adds so much to this. I too look forward to your contemplation series.

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

I absolutely endorse the idea about paintings of people in thought! What an evocative image. I look forward to seeing more.

Dan Kent said...

Wonderful idea. I love it when you paint people.