Thursday, April 12, 2012


I purchased this wonderful Janovec necklace shortly after Madeline Janovec passed away last year. The necklace is a black river rock and I think of it as my "lucky" amulet.

(Top Photo) Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Madeline, oil on 9x12 printed paper.

In other news I went to Quin Sweetman's reception in Cathedral Park tonight. Great to see Quin's plein air paintings in such a nice atmosphere and to visit with friends, new and old.


CrimsonLeaves said...

I love the close in portrait; such a strong piece and the paper lends much to that strength, I think. You stay so busy with your art, Celeste. I am quite envious. I'm missing something within, I suspect.

Jane said...

There is not much more than an eye...but what an eye!!!

L.W.Roth, said...

That eye caught my attention too. Great lighting caught in that gaze. I agree with CrimsonLeaves, you are incredibly busy with art affairs. My museum jaunt and the MI competition fed my soul for quite a while--well until the art shows at Cranbrook begin in May--and there's one at the College of Creative Studies too,the source of my knowledge. But you are in the in group of Portland,and from what I can tell from your blog, Portland has an impressive art community.

Maritza said...

Me gustan esas firmes pinceladas azules, que manifiestan una gran expresión en la mirada (incompleta, pero mirada al fin), y ese fondo como de papel de diario, que lo hace muy creativo.

Abrazos miles, Celeste.

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

I like those strong blue brush strokes, which show a great expression in her eyes (incomplete, but look at last), and the ground as newsprint, which makes it very creative.

Hugs thousands, Celeste


Thanks, Maritza!