Saturday, May 15, 2010

front room couch

I did this painting a long time ago--probably 3 or 4 years ago. It's one of those paintings that I just like--probably because it is so un-fussy and "unassuming". I undoubtedly painted it just for practice...like I paint most things, without any real rhyme or reason. Still. I like it ..it always makes me want to get a book and sit there. (P.S., I am currently reading de Kooning, an American Master. What are you reading?)

Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Front room couch, canvas panel, 9x12 inches.

17 comments:

Art with Liz said...

It does have a lovely restful feel about it Celeste. Great painting!

-Don said...

I'm currently reading "Celeste Bergin, Painter" and find it quite inspiring. :-) In all seriousness, though, I find it challenging to read right now. Once I start a book all I want to do is read it to completion. Currently, all I want to do is create. For me, neither the twain can meet - at least for now...

I love your front room couch. As soon as I find some time to read I'll be by to curl up there in the warm sunlight...

-Don

DJ said...

Just found your blog via White Dog. The spontaneity in your paintings is lovely, and as for using white: I love artists who break the rules and create beauty anyway. :-) Well done...

AutumnLeaves said...

I love this too, Celeste. It has such a retro feel to it too, which I adore. That couch shape is exquisite (and I need a couch!). The windows with the sunlit greenery is awesome!

Carrie H. said...

I'm re-reading 'Mastering Color and Design in Watercolor.'(Christopher Shink)Watson-Guptil;1981 I think it's one of those timeless books that one needs to review periodically. I used to borrow one or check it out of the library but now I found my own used copy at Powells.
Carrie

ArtSparker said...

Would be nice to have an extra day in the week for lolling and reading.

Michelle said...

Love interior paintings. This has such a calming mood to it.

hwfarber said...

I imagine yesterday's post, The White House, hanging on these walls. I'm re-reading parts of Envisioning Information by Tufte.

Kaia Thomas said...

Very inviting piece, Celeste! I like...I am currently reading Photoshop for Dummies and I definitely feel like a dummy on the subject!

Paco Gil said...

me gusta tu estilo. Te ofrezco mi blog, para posibles pinturas.
Saludos.

Carrie H. said...

Isn't that the couch that belongs to the cats? I know I used to leave the vacuum out right by the couch to keep them off.
Nice painting.

Kathy said...

What a happy and welcoming place! I,too, would want to crawl up with a book on that couch. Your style was much "tighter" then and it's good to see how it's evolved.

billspaintingmn said...

That couch looks cozy! The perfect
spot to have a read.
deKooning huh? (I gilded a frame for a dekooning)

Linda said...

I like interior paintings. This one is really nice and I feel like I could just move right in with a good book, sit down, and enjoy reading. Although right now, I am not reading anything except a few articles in art magazines.

Suzanne said...

I just remembered! With your white living room and your white house, the various shades, the luscious oils...Wayne Theibaud gave a lecture about painting In White and for all of us to see and focus on the numerous variations of white. My guess is that you heard that lecture ,somewhere, by him too.

Caio Fernandes one more Lord's lamb said...

wow , Celeste !! what have happened !
you have produced so much !! how did i lose all these posts and wonderful paintings !! ??

Lokelani Forrest said...

Love your front room couch. I used to be such an avid reader until painting got in the way...something I don't regret. Am now reading, in between painting sessions, "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle."