Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday!

This is an underpainting. The plan is to add more paint after it dries some..and possibly a glaze. We'll see how it goes. :)
(Underpainting) Celeste Bergin, Pond, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday!

Hi Everyone! Happy Thursday. Here is the painting I took to art discussion today....to see what everyone else brought...go HERE. :)

(Painting) Celeste Bergin, Sandy Delta Park, oil on 9x12 canvas panel

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wed-nes-day!

A little portrait study...of an old-timey woman.
(Oil Study) Celeste Bergin, Lady, oil on 10x8 canvas panel


Sunday, November 30, 2014

A new week!

I turned in 10 paintings for the "Big 500" today. This is one of my favorites. I like the big shapes and contrast! 
The show will be at People's Art of Portland, located on the top floor of Pioneer Place. It is a fundraising event benefiting the Oregon Food Bank.    
Sat Dec 13th at 2pm – until 9pm
500+ Artists
5000+ Pieces of art
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm
Bring a can of food for entry. (The food collected for entry to the opening together with a portion of proceeds from art sales benefit several Portland shelters).
The show runs Saturday, December 13 through January 11.

(Top Photo) Painting, Celeste Bergin, Pond, oil on 8x8 birch panel

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday!

Here is another 8x8 painting for the 500 show. It has been really fun to paint for this event. I understand that there is more like 600 artists involved, not just 500. We all got 10 panels to paint. Can you imagine..? All the information about the opening (December 13) is in my sidebar on the left. 

Dave and I went for a walk this afternoon. It rained buckets! (...but my sherbet-y green Columbia Sportswear jacket kept me mostly dry). 

Hope you are enjoying your day --wherever you are and whatever you are doing! :)

(Top Photo) Painting, Celeste Bergin, Moonlit, oil on 8x8 birch panel

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Weekend!

I’m painting for the "Big 500" show this year.  
The show is a fundraising event benefiting the Oregon Food Bank.   (The food collected for entry to the opening together with a portion of proceeds from art sales benefit several Portland shelters).
The show runs Saturday, December 13 through January 11.  
Big 500
Peoples Art of Portland 
Opens Sat Dec 13th at 2pm – until 9pm
show runs through Jan 11th
500+ Artists
5000+ Pieces of art

(all art is 8x8)

Bring a can of Food for Free entry 
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Red Trees, oil on 8x8 birch panel
Oh, and I missed telling you about the Thursday art discussion ...to see what we brought go HERE.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A still life (practice) start

The weather was rough today, very cold and windy. I wanted to paint something and settled on my Winsor Newton jar with brushes. This is just 30 minutes into it and I'll do more tomorrow. Still life practice is a fine way to stay warm and dry.  

Happy Wed-nes-day!

(Top Photo) Painting on a cold day in "the Bunker"
(Bottom Photo) Practice start, Celeste Bergin, Assorted brushes, oil on 12x9 canvas panel