Saturday, September 17, 2011

Daisies

When I was a little kid I used to wonder why certain things were so much like other things...for example, why did the face of a mouse kind of remind me of the face of a cat? And why did cats have eyes that reminded me of the eyes of a snake? As I painted these daisies today I thought about how flowers sometimes look like honey bees or butterflies..the shapes are so similar. Maybe everything we know and can see is "connected" and closely related. Hey, have you noticed how tree branches look like the veins of a person?
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Daisies after the rain, oil on 8x8 canvas panel

16 comments:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Nice painting, Celeste!

And that video is like your life in 2 minutes. For people with short attention spans?

billspaintingmn said...

Your creative mind is open and intuprets from a true perspective!

Celeste Bergin said...

Hey Diana....those are photos from a couple of years ago on Facebook....not my whole life..haha

Celeste Bergin said...

Hi Bill...don't forget to call UPS on Monday! :)

hw (hallie) farber said...

Well, I watched your Pummel Vision three times and wore out the mouse battery starting and stopping it. It's very speedy!

Beautiful bunch of daisies. I have noticed the connection and similarity in nature.

Dan Kent said...

The daisies are stunning - love the composition and the balance between the brown and blue. And I cannot tell you how much I love watching your paintings pop up in 1 second intervals on screen in the video - makes me want more. Kind of like subliminal messages for popcorn in movies!

Michael Lindstrom said...

This is a great painting Celeste, lovely clean lines, beautiful color and bold, very nice. The video clip is too cool, i really enjoyed seeing some familiar sites and friends, even if only for a flash. Really tells a story, with perfect music, great job!

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

Nice painting....nice to think about the "connectedness" of things. That's another thing I like about being an artist. Maybe others notice those things....but I don't think they do.

Jane said...

I looove daisies and these are so beautiful.

-Don said...

My eyes have been pummeled... and I loved it. I thought maybe that was one 'day in the life' of Celeste Bergin.

I love your daisies... and your ability to allow the right side of your brain to be always open and receiving. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

-Don

William Cook said...

The yogis say that the nervous system is like an upside down tree--root ball at the top. Love the daises.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh these are just exquisite, Celeste. I love when you work in my favorite palette (greens, blues, violets) as the pieces resonate so deeply. I have indeed noticed that tree branches are like human veins!!

Pam Holnback said...

Love the looseness and values.

Virginia Floyd said...

Love this painting. I like how the left side is sort of loose and unfocused, while the right side is more defined. Lovely colors and values in this.

Carrie H. said...

I think it is interesting to take a summer flower that loves the heat and make a 'cool' colored painting. I think it is nice how the mid tone passes through the composition, kind of what Carolyn was talking about.

Dean H. said...

Great painting...great Pummelvision...great commentary!!!
No wonder I stop in a lot!! :)