Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday!

Today's topic at our art discussion meeting was composition "dos and don'ts". This painting (above) is one that I brought as an example of a successful composition. It is a plein air painting that has good contrast and a nice variety of shapes. 

The meeting had great attendance..the best ever!

To see what everyone brought (we only photographed the "dos").....go HERE

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Corbett overlook, oil on 9x12 canvas panel

10 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh such fun this group looks to be! As always, I do love your painting too, Celeste!

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful painting, Celeste. It reminds me of my hiking days trying to see the valley beyond the bushes...love this one.

Sheryl Anthony said...

Such a nice painting, Celeste. I especially like the sense of light in the foreground. Always fun to check the results on Thursday.

Linda Popple said...

Nice painting! Great group of paintings at your meeting, too.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Corbett Outlook is beautiful--and I like all the "dos."

L.W.Roth, said...

Everybody's work was interesting--all good compositions. Did anyone bring in a composition that fell short? Explaining why a composition fails is also a good thing to review from time to time. Of course, everybody has been painting long enough to correct faulty composition when it occurs--or the scene is just missing an important element. Looks like an interesting gathering.

Dan Kent said...

What a great group! I enjoyed reading the notes. I may check out some of the mentioned books. I'm on my phone so can only get the composition actually without details, like a thumbnail and it looks good. I would love to know what you think makes it successful.

mary maxam said...

Absolutely fabulous!

John Simlett said...

These seem different to your usual style(s) ... love 'em, particularly the dinghy and the old man...not to mention the landscape :0)

Looks a great workshop, and it's nice to look over so many shoulders

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks John, Mary, Dan, LW, Hallie, Linda, Sherry, hmuxo and Shery!

Dan, the reason I think that painting has good composition is because it allows the viewer to come into the scene..it has good colors and shapes and good atmospheric distance. :)