Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What time is it?


Tuesdays are a favorite day for me because of the regular PPASP breakfast meeting at O'Connor's. We go around the table in turn to  tell one another what we are currently working on. Sometimes people bring in a painting or book just for the exchange of ideas. Often after the meeting some of us get together for a quick sketch session.  I enjoy dashing out these simple objects...it is super practice for honing one's observational skills. What about you....did you have a great Tuesday too? What are you "currently working on"?

(Top Photo) Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Carolyn's clock, pen on 6 x 9 paper
(Middle Photo) PPASP breakfast meeting
(Bottom) Photo 2: Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Italian books & demitasse, pen on 6 x 9 paper, Photo 3:Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Mary Jane shoes, pen on 6 x 9 paper Photo 4: Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Olive oil, pen on 6 x 9 paper
(To see what the others sketched today, go HERE)





17 comments:

martinealison said...

Il est important dans la vie d'avoir des occasions comme celles que vous nous décrivez... Je n'ai pas eu la chance de rencontrer de tels moments avec des peintres, mis à part lors de certaines expositions de groupe, mais la rencontre était si courte et sans suivi que c'était presque insignifiant.
Vos bouquins italiens se marient fort bien avec ce petit moka!...
En ce moment je viens de "mettre au monde" le croquis de ma prochaine peinture. Je travaille à l'allure d'un lémurien, chaque coup de crayon, chaque ligne qui sort de mes tripes empoigne tant toute mon énergie que je suis épuisée, heureuse, mais sans plus aucune force physique et mental!
C'est fou que le bonheur puisse passer par cette torture...
Je vous fais de gros bisous.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Your sketches (4 of them!) are amazing. Maybe I could make breakfast if I lived in Portland; the NIH Sleep Lab told me my circadian rhythm is off--that I'd be in synch on the West Coast.

The PPASP looks like a fantastic group.

Sadami said...

Dear Celeste,
Wow! I love your pen&ink and clear drawings for watercolor. Strong messages with nice lines make me so comfy and cheerful. Bravo, Celeste!!!
Cheers, Sadami

Sadami said...

Dear Celeste,
I love so much your pen&ink and clear drawings for watercolor. Strong messages with nice lines make me so comfy and cheerful. Bravo, Celeste!!!
Cheers, Sadami

-Don said...

I had my weekly lunch with my friend CJ, followed by several hours working on a logo for a publishing company. We'll see how it goes... Thanks for asking.

-Don

AutumnLeaves said...

Celeste, I adore your sketches and always know whose work shows up in my thumbnail. I guess that means I also recognize Carrie's and Catherine's style as well. I've seen quite a bit of progress in Carrie's work since you started that BtS blog. All of you amaze me and I'd be proud to sit at the knee of any of you and learn just how to do painting properly!

Geraldo Roberto da Silva said...

Nice blog! Expressive work!
I will follow!

L.W.Roth, said...

And a nice dashing out you do. The drawing of the clock drew me here to tell you and I like the other two as well. Loose and clean. I'm also envious of your artists breakfast meeting. What a terrific idea. Now I just have to look around for some artists who would be willing to have such fun.

William Cook said...

What a great thing having a wonderful group of art friends to get together with! We had a group like that a while back--illustrators. Great times.

That olive oil is driving me crazy. Very cool. Bread and oil is a weakness.

As for my Tuesday--I did it. Finally. Broke out all the stuff, started seven paintings. It all busted loose. Can't hold back any more. They're too goofy to show--complete abstraction--more like cake icing at this point, but at least I got started.

Very much enjoying your postings, best regards!

B Boylan said...

Look! I see Kimberly, Kitty, Michael, ...oh and Carolyn and....and...
I miss seeing all of you and 'talking shop' on Tuesdays!

Mary Jane said...

What a great looking group. Must be so encouraging and supportive.
and...Your sketches are absolutely wonderful!!!!!So full of light and life.
I know I am much to alone with my work lately. You make me realize I need to find a like minded group to share things with. Thanks for the inspiration again.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

What a wonderful group to have. I have a writing group that disbanded but recently reconnected. I like the idea of different disciplines coming together to share their work. Wish I were a part of yours. Would you allow a "drop in" out-of-towner next time I am in Portland?

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine, Hallie, Sadami, Don, Sherry, Geraldo, LW, William, Brenda, Mary Jane, and Ladron...thanks for commenting! I appreciate it very much. It is always so fun for me to come home from somewhere and find a batch of comments on my blog. Hey, Ladron...It would be wonderful if you visited. We have one person in our group who confesses to being a writer..haha! We have a philosophy "the more the merrier"...and though sometimes a big group gets unwieldy... "newcomers"are always welcome, so don't be a stranger! :)

Pam Flanders said...

A lot of talent at that table. Thanks for sharing, makes it a temptation to tackle the elements to join in. I'm noticing who continues to chat during picture taking. Keep up the wonderful challenges and beautifying our world. As someone else stated, followers already can guess at many of the sketches as to whom did which sketch based on past posts. You all have a unique style!

Kitty Wallis said...

Celeste!
Your work grows by leaps. These sketches are strong, loose, clean, luscious!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Celeste, I really enjoy your blog! Your blog has a sense of enthusiasm that is contagious, plus your art work is beautiful!

Plum Gallery News said...

Love what you posted!!! So evocative of our good times. I am so happy to have you and Carrie and sometimes others with me at my home. It really warms the place up!!! Your sketch of the little clock gives me a whole new appreciation of it. I love my shoes, but you took them to a new level. I am grateful for our group, and our "meeting after the meeting." It lift "The Bee Cup" to you!!!