Thursday, June 14, 2012


Today I attended an art discussion meeting of Alla Prima painters at Bread and Ink. Some of us brought in art to share and we talked about projects we are currently working on. I brought in the painting above because I painted in on gessoed paper (and it's interesting to discuss materials and supplies too).

In other news, here is how the portrait that Conservatively Bohemian painted of my Mom looks on the wall. Wasn't that a great thing she did for me? I love it! It's a treasure. 

To see the art from today's meeting...go HERE.

(Top Photo): Painting, Celeste Bergin, Bouquet, oil on gessoed cardstock


CrimsonLeaves said...

I've painted watercolor on gesso'd paper but not oil...yet. I love the look of this floral piece, Celeste. Your unique style works beautifully, so unique looking, and so pretty!

Love the place you chose for your painting of your mom. Beautifully centered over the night table and it is as if she is watching over you when you sleep! Perfect!

Libby Fife said...

Such a lovely venue for that beautiful gift:)

Love those orange walls where you had your meeting. Orange is the new neutral, no? LOL!

John Simlett said...

I'm totally unable to keep up at the moment, Celeste: real life getting in the way.

Yesterday's picture was great. This posting is really interesting, loved the slideshow

ashok said...

good one!

Maritza said...

Preciosa pintura, muy colorida, Celeste...

Felicito siempre tu obra, sea el tema que sea, sabes manejarlo y entregarlo con toda maestría.

Abrazos desde Chile!

hw (hallie) farber said...

Great works at the Alla Prima meeting--was that an iPad painting?

How do you frame your works on gessoed paper?

The portrait by Sherry looks fantastic.

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

Beautiful painting, very colorful, Celeste ...

Always congratulate your work, whether the topic is, you know handle it and deliver it with any skill.

Hugs from Chile!

(Thanks, Maritza!)

mary maxam said...

A charming and rich bouquet-love it!