Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday!

This afternoon I met Carrie & Carolyn at the Horse Brass Pub on Belmont. Carolyn is finally back from her trip to Washington DC (Hooray!) We had dinner and sketched. The food was good. To see what we all produced.... go HERE. Earlier, I also did this Gerber Daisy study.

Oil Study: Celeste Bergin, Gerber Daisies, oil on 9x 12 canvas panel

Rest in Peace, Amy Winehouse

9 comments:

Jenny Schouten Short said...

It has just dawned on me who Amy is. What a shame.

Caroline Savva Art said...

Love the cool blues and punch of red, Celeste, it works really well!

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful painting, Celeste. Truly.

I am so saddened for Amy's family's loss. I don't think I'd heard her sing before but she has a beautiful voice and style all her own. I wish there was a way to reach those just bent on self-destruction. I have a family full of them and it is heartbreaking to watch. I hope and pray that my own girls and grandchildren never get caught up in addictions. She was so very young and it just makes me so very sad. I think she was a tortured soul.

RH Carpenter said...

Love the colors in the daisy painting :) Amy was another sad little girl who should never have become famous - she had a voice, that was for sure, but her life was not happy. Sad to think she joined the ranks of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain (all dead at age 27).

Caio Fern said...

lovely.... lovely .......

Casey Klahn said...

I still couldn't identify a song by Nirvana if it were played for me. I do know the name of one, though. I say that because Cobain is from my home town, which is a small town and that makes him a huge deal there. But, my mind just simply will not go to anything that young and popular - call it a weakness of mine.

I still respect Amy Winehouse and am saddened by her very young passing. Wish that hadn't happened to a talented young person.

Celeste, have you thought about doing an exhibit of just these floral studies? What a series it is - just fantastic.

Robin Samiljan said...

I have also been touched and saddened by the loss of Amy... there are no words.

Your still life paintings are wonderful, I agree with Casey. Is that a cerulean blue?

Dan Kent said...

Your painting is absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't have imagined that this blue and that red would go together so well. Love the brush strokes and the softened edges. It is clear why every day for you ends in an exclamation point!

I was shocked and upset when I heard about Amy Winehouse. Such talent. So young. No time to learn to control her destructive tendencies. On the heels of the terrifying massacre in Norway, it is a very sad week.

Mary Paquet said...

Celeste, thanks for a thoughtful post. Fame can destroy a fragile soul.

Your floral is a lovely tribute. I especially like the contrast of the strong red flowers against the subtle lavender in the flower in the background. Your brush strokes are luscious.