Saturday, March 22, 2014

Backyard painting


I was inspired to paint in the back yard today.  I decided to focus on the big shapes and the general character of the big maple tree. I may use this as a study to do another painting. 

(I'm really glad that I got this extra easel...it's a "Yarka"... so simple to set up!)

Oil Study, Celeste Bergin, Backyard tree, oil on 16x20 stretched canvas


12 comments:

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Oh, Celeste, I love the red highlights on this tree! Just a beautiful study! Looking forward to seeing the larger version!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Good morning Celeste!
So very nice to see you working at your new easel!
I so love your backyard scene painting! A real magical mystery tour! The colors and shapes are enthralling! Outstanding my friend!
Paint on!
Michael

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a beautiful backyard! And you have blooming flowers already too?! Here? Brown and drab and gray...on Friday, I could still see snow patches around and ice on some of the ponds and lakes. Still, we did hit almost 60 on Friday so I guess spring is finally on the way in.

Love this tree! I found myself imagining sitting in the crook of any of those lower branches and reading a book while enjoying some spring warmth and breezes. Can't wait to see the next piece you do from this study!

Art Maine said...

Look . . .

at those colors,
mushing around,
canvas squishing,
pushing against
each other, and
growing a tree;
that's pretty cool.,

martine paquet said...

What a beautiful tree!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Beautiful painting--your tree looks like the ohm hand sign.

Helen Moreda said...

I love it. It is alive with color. Spring is coming!!!!!!

Dean H. said...

wow...Crazy about the colors in that tree, Celeste!! Great job!
You are so much more into Spring than we are... I'm jealous!

PAMO said...

I love your painting as is! It's gorgeous!
Glad you are enjoying your new easel.
Have a wonderful week!

Jenny Short said...

Celeste, the tree jumped out at me because I saw one with the same feeling in a museum years ago in Dallas. It was painted by M.C. Wyeth, the illustrator and father of Andrew. The use of colors in the sky and the shapes are beautiful ...What is the name of your easel? I want to get an outdoor one. xo Jenny

CAROL HOPPER -- A PAINTER'S JOURNAL said...

What a gorgeous painting. I love how you carved out the space between the branches. The color scheme is lively and rich. A+

Sally Chupick said...

I'm so glad I read this post today, because I'm looking for a new portable outdoor easel, and I like the look of this yarka! I will look for one. Your tree painting is wonderful, so much personality and vitality!