Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sketch day--on Hawthorne Blvd

It was cold today on the shadow side of the street across from "Red Light Clothing Exchange". Brrrrr! Still, all of us who were there totally enjoyed ourselves. It didn't take up much more time than the usual PPASP meeting and it was great fun! I liked thinking about who previously owned the red articles of clothing in the window..who danced in that dress, who wrapped themselves in that warm red coat? (don't think I wasn't tempted to go over and buy it so that I could wear it!) We'll be sketching again after next Tuesday's meeting...this is our new thing until the organized plein air season begins. Next time I will have more sweatshirts with me--OR I will cast my vote for an interior spot. Anyone who wants to sketch with us can be represented (if they so choose) in the Behind the Scenes online gallery.


Celeste Bergin, Red Coat. Watercolor & ink, on 7 x 9 paper.

Sketching in Hawthorne

15 comments:

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Celeste,

It feels like ancient history since i was here last.

Your feeling about the coat is how I have felt about some books i have collected that were previously owned, wondering who may have owned the book before and did it mean as much to them as it does to me.

Objects are objects, but over time they become part of us, as we infuse some unknown energy into them.

THank you for sharing and I wish you a wonderful Easter day weekend,
Egmont

-Don said...

You have just described exactly why I'm not a plein air artist. I do NOT like mixing the elements with my painting experience. It probably comes from all those years I lived in Oklahoma - where the wind comes sweeping down the plains, 24/7!!!! I'm glad you had a good time. Keep up the great work.

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

You just shoulda' bought the jacket Celeste! I suspect you wear red beautifully!! I just want to come live by you so I can join in for real. Looks like so much fun and only you could turn a 'sketch' into a right lively piece of art!

Ralph said...

nice capture Celeste. I think she was a lady with adventure and liked taking risks. She used to wear this coat when she was having secret meetings and there was a hint of ramance in the air. See the painting works. Thanks again

Linda said...

Great sketches, Celeste! Your little slide show was fun to watch - looks like a wonderful group! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the red coat. I often do the same thing when looking at objects at a flea market or antique store. Its just fun!

Caio Fernandes said...

this work made me remember of the way Giacometti solve his works ....
and i love this .

happy easter , Celeste !!!

Lokelani Forrest said...

I like your red coat and your insight into its previous life. I've often wondered such things. It's kind of like looking at a house and wondering what kind of people live behind those doors.

Mary Jane said...

The red coat stirs the imagination. I am thinking it could inspire stories for a writing group challenge.
And I enjoyed seeing your sketching group at work in your slides. Makes it all come to life!
Wish I could join! But I will follow along from Canada.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

It was COLD! But fun! The wind, the shade, the cold, the trash truck, your car alarm going off, red stuff in the windows, the fellowship of the like-minded ... What a great day!

Marie Theron said...

A lovely technique, very comtemporary feel about the composition and subject!

Manon Doyle said...

Love red coats and think your sketch is lovely! I think I would of bought it...lol!
happy Easter!!

Dan Kent said...

How on earth did I get so far behind! You are so prolific!! So bear with me here..I love the red coat sketch - I am glad that you all think it is valuable, since it seems to be all I've had time for, I am hoping the investment will payoff when I start to do real paintings!

Thank you for all those steps for the cow. I am getting more and more eager to pick up the acrylics (which ain't oil but it's something), so you are psyching me out.

I am intrigued by the sketch before that of the people, since it is so close to what I do. Which came first, the wc or the ink? I always do ink first, and tried to reverse it the other day, and made a mess (my first abstract in some time). :)

And the rain sketch is wonderful. Can't quite imagine doing that. What a wonderful group PPASP must be.

Kaylyn said...

Have you looked at Jim Dine lately? You're channeling him a bit here.


So glad found someting to get your mind off waiting for some people to post something!! ; )

martinealison said...

Very nice your red coat. I like the way it falls...
It invites you to take it... as "a wink"!

icedoghans said...

Celeste,

Thanks for the posting. It was fun meeting you and the group. Hope you all have many sketches together.

...rog lyngaas, boise, ID
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