Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday!

I found out yesterday that I was awarded a prize for this painting in the Mayor's Invitational. It's a large painting (36x36) and it was it ever fun to paint! I remember hearing Charles Sovek say in an interview that he loved to paint in Acrylics (in addition to oil) because he liked the idea of being aligned with "materials of his own time". Acrylics were first made available (mostly) in the early 1960's and, of course, they handle very differently from oils. I think I agree with Sovek....that it is great to paint with both oils and acrylics. (Well, Sovek could paint in everything, including watercolor).
This painting is now on display in the Keizer Civic Center for one year and I also have another painting in the Keizer Chamber of Commerce.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, The Way Home, Acrylic on 36x36 gallery wrap canvas (Winner Third Place)

P.S. I went for a walk this evening and loved how the Monastery looked in twilight..isn't it impressive? :)

25 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Thanks for showing us the winner. As usual your work is always enjoyable to see. I can see why it won a prize. Good going Celeste! Congrats!

Mariano Zucchi said...

Hi Celeste,
so woundedrful to hear the good news!
Congratulatioins! Is a nice pantinging, with painted colored feelings!!!

Victoria Lindstrom said...

Congratulations, Celeste! Your painting is a wonderful work of joyful colors. (The photo of the monastery is definitely cool - thanks for including it in your post.)

B Boylan said...

Great news Celeste! Love the color in this one...it screams happiness!

Sharon Wright said...

Congratulations! Wonderful painting, not to be ignored, that's for sure!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I still love all the glorious colors of this piece and the angles and lines just appeal to that left side of my brain. Congratulations on the award, my friend! And yes, that monastery looks beautiful at dusk...the lights inside take on an orange cast more than yellow...

Virginia Floyd said...

This is such a bright, cheerful painting. Love your color choices and the loose brush stokes. Congratulations!

Sadami said...

Hi,Celeste,
Congra~~~~ts!!! You deserve it. This work makes me think of a picture book illustration.
Cheers,Sadami

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

remaind me al little to "the blaue reiter" very powerfull

Darrell Baschak said...

Congrats Celeste, a lovely painting! Your photo of the monastery could be the subject for another in a similar vein don't you think?

SKIZO said...

Beautiful.Work
Have a Happy V-Day

Frances Paxton said...

Congratulations, I can see why this painting was chosen. Gorgeous colors!

Jane said...

Certainly well deserved...congratulations!

diffident.bother said...

Congratulations! I agree with everyone - well deserved :-). Great colors and composition.

Cindy Michaud said...

what a happy piece...full of self-confidence and inner-glow!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the color and whimsy of this painting, Celeste! Congratulations.

Sara Mathewson said...

Congratulations Celeste!

I love this painting! so bold and fresh. Love the colors. it's wonderful and you deserved the award--YAY! also so glad the workshop went well even if you didn't have all the right paints. Can't wait to see what you learned in your paintings to come!

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Celeste,
Congratulations! I just hope your Hubby takes you out to an appropriately expensive restaurant tonight to celebrate your success and Valentine's Day.
Well Done!
Sincerely,
Gary.

SamArtDog said...

This is delightful! I think acrylics are a strangely joyous medium. This is a fine example! You deserve the prize.

Caio Fern said...

why didn't I see this post.
this is great.

Libby Fife said...

Well, congrats!

Acrylics are super versatile and learning to love them pays off!

Have a great Weds!

Chris said...

kudos! i like this one a lot

Linda Popple said...

LOVE your painting! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

-Don said...

Yay, Celeste! What a great acknowledgement of such a fine work of art! Acrylics rock!!!

-Don

caroleeclark said...

I love it! I wish I had painted it :)