Friday, December 17, 2010

Diebenkorn-ing it

Some of my artist friends have confided in me that they just do not like to draw. That just confuzzles me. One of my favorite artists is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn seemed to love drawing and painting equally and and he drew (pun intended) inspiration from others while maintaining originality. When I think of drawing....I think of Diebenkorn!
Drawing: Celeste Bergin, Drawing in a Diebenkorn style, graphite and gesso on canvas 12 x 16

10 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

She looks retro-style, like a gal from the sixties. Very evocative, and drawing centric - just as you wanted.

Cool. I had to go look at RD at Google images. Now I get it - the geometry.

hwfarber said...

Nice drawing. I like Diebenkorn's work and it does remind me of David Park. I have been thinking of charcoal recently--always loved drawing.

martinealison said...

Je suis tout à fait d'accord avec vous. La peinture est complémentaire au dessin qui demeure en ce qui me concerne la base. Lorsque j'ai passé beaucoup de temps à peindre j'ai un besoin de me remettre au dessin... et vis versa.
Très joli croquis que celui que vous venez de publier.
Bisous

SKIZO said...

WOW
Beautiful

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Celeste, It confounds me too when I hear fellow artists confide that they don't like to draw. I'm astonished. I do like Diebenkorn. Come to think of it, I think I saw some Diebenkorn pieces in the museum in Portland a few years ago. I admire good drawing skills. I like how you have worked the graphite and gesso. It's the geometry, as Casey says, and the hand of the artist. Wonderful!

Caroled said...

love your drawing.. and thanks for the link to Richard Diebenkorn. I wasn't familiar with his works but I do love his dynamic style!!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Okay. We need to take a road trip and go to SF to look at the Museum of Modern Art. Deal?

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks Casey, Hallie, Martinalison, SKIZO, Peggy, Caroled and Kvan---appreciate the comments! Yes, Kvan, I'd be up for that road trip...you know it!

Kitty Wallis said...

I am also confuzzled. (Great Word)
I like your drawing, it's soft and strong at once.

raena said...

I think I love drawing even more than I love painting! It is where it all started for me. Slipping away into another world for hours and hours. It made life bearable as a kid. I would never turn my back on it!

Love this expressive sketch!