I love how this painting represents an area of security and warmth. There's something quite comforting in that. I don't often see Oil Paintings on DA and to be honest, I only found this painting by finding another one of yours on the most popular front page but looking at this and your gallery makes me question why I haven't appreciated this genre more! Beautiful.
This painting stirs up old memories for me from when I was little. I remember watching my uncle sit on a bench in central park at night, from the window of his and my Great-Grandmothers New York apartment window(I think it was the third floor?). Its a sad, sweet memory but this reminds me of that moment years ago. Its very nice and nostalgic.
Agreed with everyone else. The use of light is really really impressive, along with the use of color it brings a real sense of ambiance and glow. I also was caught by the smooth lines of the bench, which is not a harsh contrast, but adds to the flow of teh piece.
beautifully done - a painting that is bright, but not agressive and so tenderly warm at a time is seen seldom also, the bench looks really comfortable - I'd very much like to sit on it and gaze upon the trees