Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How was your Ground hog day? ♥

On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob and in front of thousands of followers from all over the world he "predicts" the weather for the rest of winter. If Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring. He did not see his shadow this morning, so...hooray...Spring is on its way! (Ground hog day is also my wonderful friend Irene's birthday...she is 81 today and she did she her shadow, so we could go either way on this prediction thing).

(Top photo): Painting: Celeste Bergin, Spring's coming, oil on 6 x 8 canvas panel
(Bottom photo): Irene & I celebrate her birthday
(Update: SOLD!)

16 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour Céleste,
Tout d'abord je souhaite un joyeux anniversaire à Irène.
Hier à la télévision française on nous a parlé de cette fameuse marmotte et de l'emblème qu'il était pour annoncer le printemps... Cet été dernier lorsque j'étais en visite chez Susan dans le Maine j'ai eu la chance d'en apercevoir plusieurs et même une maman et ses petits près de son terrier.
Ici, chez moi ce fut crêpes pour la chandeleur et les jours à venir ce sera les bugnes...
Votre peinture dans cette publication est une belle note d'optimisme.
Bisous

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Happy birthday to Irene! Sweet painting today. The sky is beautiful and the clouds are loose and lovely!

Anthony Duce said...

I like the painting, nice and loose, uplifting.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Celeste the painting is powerfull, I like it really very much! and you are so lovely :-)

AutumnLeaves said...

Happy birthday, Irene! Celeste, you are so cute! Gorgeous landscape here...I think the title is perfect because somehow there is both a bit of cold and yet there is "hope" too. I don't know how I see these things but I do. At any rate this is one gorgeous landscape. And please forgive my rant on the CAPTCHA thing yesterday. I do hate them but I know many use them. (I'm trying to talk around my foot right now!)

Ann Buckner said...

Your painting brings hope of Spring on this freezing winter day. Love the big sky look.

Maria's Watercolor said...

Great painting for ground hogs day, loose and free and a hint of color for things to come, enjoy the day.

billspaintingmn said...

Celeste! That painting is wonderful! It's the thinking behind the brush stroke, or the decisions you make to creat this, that communicates to me. Very artistic!
Say happy birthday to Irene! I'll make a wish and blow out some candles:)!

Linda Popple said...

Absolutely beautiful landscape!! Love the colors and I like your painterly approach.

A day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Irene! And with all due respect to Irene, I hope the groundhog is right! :-)

Jane said...

Well, either way Spring IS coming, but hopefully fast.
Love your landscape with the very high sky

Kathy said...

Your post and painting lift my spirits as I look out my window to see enormous mounds of snow and ice. My husband's favorite movie is "Groundhog Day" so, of course, we watched yesterday! Hurray for the early onset of Spring!

PAMO said...

Happy Birthday Irene!
Another beautiful painting Celeste. I don't really think the ground hog knows when spring is coming, but I'm sure he is as ready as the rest of us!

SamArtDog said...

Your painting shows that a hopeful Spring is blowing in. YAY!

My oldest (wait, not old...longest) bestest girlfriend also had her birthday yesterday. I called her up and we talked and talked like teenagers.
Happy Birthday, Linda!
Happy Birthday, Irene!

Hélène GLEHEN @ Art Glehen - A passion for roses... said...

I love very much the hues of this small painting and the brushstrokes.
You are an accomplished artist indeed. Very inspiring.

SKIZO said...

Excellent
work
thank you for sharing

Cobalt Violet said...

Happy Birthday Irene! (belated!) and wow ... I love love love the painting! Loose and gorgeous. The sky and clouds ... the landscape. Somehow it's all so soft but still has the wonderful contrast. Don't know how you do it!