Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday--!

Today Carrie and I met up with the North Portland "chapter" of PPASP for breakfast.  We had a great day, complete with a tour of the proposed gallery space in the Cathedral Park Place building and Kat Sowa's new (fantastic) studio/teaching space. Afterwards, we walked down the street to Cathedral Park to paint.
Recently I saw an artist divide up her canvas panel into sections to do small studies. I vowed I would do the same at the next paint out. (It got too cold for me before I could paint something into the final square)!
To see what the other painters painted today go HERE.

Celeste Bergin, Oil sketches of Cathedral Park on 16x20 canvas panel

(PPASP-er's are being invited by Kat Sowa to participate in an upcoming plein air/landscape exhibit in the center "gallery space" at Cathedral Park Place...have a look at this slide show):

14 comments:

Sheryl Anthony said...

What a good idea to put a batch of small paintings on one board. That's one pretty locale!

Maritza said...

Esto de dividir la tela en secciones o fragmentos es encantador!
No sabes la calidez que otorga, y a la vez potencia mucho LA obra completa, y LAS obras en particular.
Siento que las hace "hablar" unas con otras...

Precioso!

Abrazos grandes,Celeste.

conservativelybohemian said...

I thought this was a gorgeous piece just as it is when I first saw it on BtS, Celeste. I love the little snapshots of the fall colors on the gorgeous trees. What a beauty this would be framed! That new gallery venue in the slide show is just stunning. I would love to be able to afford a gallery space to hang work, not just my own but all the pieces I've collected from other artists over the years. And from my artist blogging friends too. What a fun endeavor that would be!

Michael Lindstrom said...

Great idea, i especially like how the sketches ever so slightly bleed into the neighboring square.
That looks like an awesome workspace, lots of room for different painting stations and great light. Looks like a great day of art...

hw (hallie) farber said...

Seven is a good number, and I like that blank square at the bottom. Nice work.

billspaintingmn said...

Very creative! I read somrwhere that the pain and difficulties of
plein air painting transcend and instill into the art as true, or honest.
But when you're cold, or in danger, I agree to pack it up, and get a hot coffee.

Jane said...

I am for sure going to copy the idea of dividing the card in small spaces, great idea, and I love the explosion of colors you used!

jbkrost said...

very nice work!
you are prolific as well...
thanks for your words on my page!
how s Portland? I may be relocating there in about 2 years, there or Seattle.. do you have a preference?

r garriott said...

You always have such interesting ideas! I love how these look all grouped together.

Celeste Bergin said...

Thank you Sheryl, Maritza, Sherry, Michael, Hallie, Bill, Jane, jb and r garriot! Appreciate your encouragement and comments. It means a lot to me! I hope you are all enjoying painting too..I will check to see what you are doing soon. Thanks again :)

Dave Starr said...

Celeste, not saying I could do it, but if I could would I be eligible for the opportunity to show in the facility? This is just a question, because I am not sure any of my current pieces are even close to being adequate.
I like the divided support idea. I've seen it before. Does Eric Jacobsen do that?

Dean H. said...

Very smart to do a bunch of small studies on one panel! Don't think I'll try it though...since I work on 5x7s Lol!
I have to mention that I really like your floral painting from Thurs. Great use of color!

Carrie H. said...

Had a great day with all the gang painting yesterday. I loved all the color you caught - the bridge and the bright fall red orange trees perfect complements! The painting I did of you on my blog will be one of my favorites for a long long while.

SamArtDog said...

Better late than never... I have to add how great this sketch montage is! I agree with Michael Lindstrom about how nice it is to have one square bleed into the next. It makes all the parts whole. This is such a original change from the average foliage painting.