Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday--!

I found some pastels today and I did this pear study. What about you..do you sometimes work in a different medium? I'm going to do more pastel studies this winter.... for sure.
Pastel Study, Celeste Bergin, Pears, 2010, pastel on paper 8 x 12

18 comments:

-Don said...

I sometimes use the scribbler... does that count?

Nice pears! I love your colors.

-Don

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste this pears are beautifull

ps: I tryed the Scribbler too :-)

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

beautiful pears...wonderful light!

Kathy said...

You're a "natural" when it comes to pastels! Beautiful work. I've missed so many of your posts over the summer but will read back so I can see what you've been doing.

SUSAN RODEN said...

See, aren't pastels fun Celeste? More versatility than one can imagine. Can't wait to see your next art piece!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
Very nice and expressive, it has a great feeling! Sometime is good to change ..... sometime is great!

Caroline Bray Art said...

For sure, you should...these are gorgeous. I'm addicted to oils and little else, the smell, the silky feel..delicious!

Casey Klahn said...

Whenever an artist picks up pastels, a bell somewhere rings.

Wonderful.

Mary said...

I took a ride to Hood River yesterday to see the show. Very nice work from everyone. I think you had more little red dots than anyone else, though, and on some really nice paintings. Congratulations!

SamArtDog said...

Yummy pears! Glad you found the pastels. They're so immediate and less messy than paint, medium, etc. So why do I look like a chimney sweep after using them?

B Boylan said...

The seduction of pastels will win you over eventually! Well, at least maybe for today! Nice one for sure!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Yes, I do believe you should do some more pastel work. Your pears are incredible!

I like to switch back and forth from collage and painting to relief printmaking. Each helps the other and gives me "new eyes" for a little while, if that makes sense!

Dean H. said...

Very nice pastel work, Celeste!

Carrie H. said...

Beautiful light effects on your pears Celeste. They are fun to work with till you have to frame them. Then not so fun..

hwfarber said...

Yes, I worked in acrylic gel today--it dried too fast for this Southerner . Now I'm trying to remove it from a clayboard panel. And I love Scribbler.

Beautiful pears.

Mary Jane said...

You make me want to get out my pastels.Those pears are perfect and inspiring. Yummy mix of colour.

Dan Kent said...

I picked up my pastels some time ago and did a great job. Then a few months after that, after much painting in between and it was a disaster. These pears are wonderful! Casey is happy. I think it is great to use different mediums on occasion - shakes things up.

Nancy Goldman said...

I love the colors in this and it has such a great sense of lighting. You should do more pastels. You have a flair for them. It's fun to change from one medium to another, don't you think?