Today was the Thursday meeting at O'Connors. The topic of the day was Composition. It was great to talk about the successful (and less than successful) aspects of the work we brought in. I brought this, something I painted plein air last summer. It's a bunch of people who were (of all things)...singing in the South Park Blocks. There is plenty to like about it...I have kind of a thing for strong contrast and silhouettes, but I abandoned this effort midstream because it just didn't make complete sense and the heightened contrast looked more nightclubby than Park-Blocksy. I'll probably remember what I do like about it and make use of those things in another painting another time. Meanwhile, I think it's a pretty good example of ..."poor composition".
To see all the paintings that everyone brought....go HERE.
Celeste Bergin, Singers (incomplete), oil on 8x8 canvas panel