Sunday, January 9, 2011

Oil Sketch on Tyvek Envelope

Just for fun, I sketched this onto a Tyvek envelope. The unusual paper provided some interesting texture. I got the idea to do this from Myrna Wacknov. (She uses watercolor..I used oil).

Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, Reading, 2011 oil on 9 x 12 Tyvek envelope

13 comments:

Virginia Floyd said...

Very nice. I like it!

Brian Sylvester said...

Miss Celeste,

I am always amazed at the scope of your production...prolific is an understatement!

A very happy, creative and lucrative 2001 to you!

Take good care,
Brian

Dan Kent said...

Hah! I've had tyvek envelopes stuffed in a drawer for months too for this very same purpose, also thanks to Myrna - one day I'll get to it. Interesting sketch - she looks perhaps like she's singing to herself as she reads - or maybe it's a hymnal. I like the rough brush strokes.

Celeste Bergin said...

Brian, 2001 was a decade ago! lol but thanks!

Brian Sylvester said...

Celeste,

Ah, thank you for keeping me humble. 2011, indeed!

Brian

KEH said...

just thought I'd let you know that I linked to your blog + recommended it at my site (also I gave a shout out to your charcoal drawing post on the 8th)

AutumnLeaves said...

Celeste, all of your pieces have such soul, truly. This is so lovely! A Tyvek envelope, huh? Neat!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I've looked for tyvek envelopes--not sure what I'm looking for. This is really well done.

I found my powdered graphite and a spare sock. You move so quickly, there's no way to keep up. What next?

RH Carpenter said...

Never thought about using oils on the Tyvek but it looks good - experimenting and playing with surfaces can bring out new ideas and lucky surprises, too.

Dean H. said...

Love the less is more look, Celeste!

Just as a matter of curiosity...how archival are those Tyvec Envelopes when painted on with oils??

Is gesso used?

PAMO said...

Celeste- you could paint on ANYTHING!!! I should rephrase... you DO paint on EVERYTHING!!! Wonderful.

SamArtDog said...

For instance, which surface in your house/life hasn't been drawn on? Your toilet paper is probably a Chinese scroll.

rbrtyg said...

Beautiful, Celeste!
Sketches are always so fresh.
Of course, here we can see "the hand" (the skilled hand)
of a great artist.