Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday--!

Here's a guy with an old-timey mustache, painted with three colors directly on a magazine page. I liked seeing the words on his cheek, so I left that unpainted. Painting these sketches on the printed page is great practice and almost always yields interesting results.

Oil sketch: Celeste Bergin, Mustached man, oil on 9x12 printed page

8 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

What a handsome man and I love the way he can't be contained on the page.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

He looks very debonair .... print and all. Like you I enjoy seeing the print also.

Have a great New Year Celeste!

conservativelybohemian said...

I've loved paintings on printed pages since I found Donna Knoepp's blog. Every single piece I see on a printed page is beautiful to my mind. I'm not sure why...maybe because it combines my two greatest non-human loves: reading and art. Beautiful job on this, Celeste. Just reading the words in red makes this piece just come together beautifully. It is as if the page is the artist himself!

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks, Hallie, Nancy and Sherry. Sherry, I'm not familiar with Donna Knoepp...how do I find her blog?
Painting on paper is great, though I know it is not lasting. Maybe that is part of the appeal!

Sheryl Anthony said...

which colors did you use? He looks kind of monochromatic. He looks like he is part of the page, like he was meant to be ther

suzannepaints said...

Great and creative, Celeste. Have a happy New Year!

Celeste Bergin said...

Sheryl, colbalt blue, burnt sienna and white

Thanks, Sheryl, Hallie, Nancy, Sherry!:)

conservativelybohemian said...

Going off my memory here, Celeste, but Donna's blog is Multiple Muse Disorder on my list of blogs. A year or two ago (I'm losing track of time), both she and I participated in a blog that posted your pieces of art and bidders could buy them, with 100% of proceeds going towards saving animals affected by the Gulf spill. I bought one of Donna's pieces and it was done on printed page. I've been following her blog ever since.