Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This is my 500th post

For all the sunshine and butterflies I paint (just kidding about the butterflies) I'm equally drawn to subjects that can be described as "sad". Dark is interesting. It may be confusing that I flip from daisies to despair and back again...but that's me. This marks my 500th post to my blog....thanks for paying attention to my work. It means a lot to me that you do!
oil 5x7 gessoed board

10 comments:

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

500! Congratulations!

I like to see your explorations of all things that interest you -- dark or light, you do it well.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your process, and your work!

-Don said...

Well, at the rate I'm going I'll get to 500 in about 5 1/2 more years. You've set the bar pretty high, girl...

Cool painting. Did you mean to paint the ominous silhouette walking down a hallway towards a partially hidden doorway? If not, look on her neck. You'll see it... Either way, it adds to the ominous nature of the piece.

-Don

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks Katherine--for hanging with me --I appreciate your friendship!

Celeste Bergin said...

Don--oh my gosh..no I did not intentionally paint the man/hallway---but I do see it. Thanks for pointing it out. .....That's wild!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
comgratulations , the numbers just confirm your dedication to art and the committment to your fellow artist. Quite an unusual piece(dark colors). To me it appears as your self portrait. It was done from memory and you know yourself all your life!

Caio Fernandes said...

this work .. you reached so good values . i am fascinated .
the change of mood on your work just prove the authenticity and sincerity of your painting and character .

bellissima pintura Celeste !!
Have a great weekend .

Pam Holnback said...

500! That's great! You are inspirational to all of us!

ArtSparker said...

Is it a self-portrait? I see something of an interior self here.

Celeste Bergin said...

Art Spark Susan..almost all my portraits look a little like me. I try to fight that--but sometimes I don't. This was a case of no fight. Thanks for the comment!

hwfarber said...

I really like this painting. Without the "sad" we probably wouldn't notice the butterflies and sunshine. Don's right about the guy in the hallway--I like when the unexpected shows up.