Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday--!

 (This is a detail of one of my paintings currently available at Wilder Artscapes).

Today I visited the Portland Art Museum with Carrie Holst and Carolyn Rondthaler. We met in the coffee shop and noted how Carrie's handbag seemed to be the same color as the chairs.

We took the little elevator to the 2nd floor (to see the California Impressionism exhibit). The elevator door is a work of art in and of itself.

 Downstairs we went to the Amanda Snyder exhibit. Great fun to discuss the rich body of work she generated over several decades.

After visiting the 5 Monets we were pretty taken with this...a sculpture by the late Mike Kelley. It depicts "Kandor", the birthplace of Superman on the planet Krypton.

Finally here is a photo of Daisy (and the paparazzi) at the vet's later this afternoon. Daisy is extremely irked here...(do you see that? Click to enlarge). She got xrayed for a big limp and we have to administer pills. (Have you ever given a cat a pill? Wish me luck!)

(Top Photo): Painting Detail, Celeste Bergin, Summer, oil on 20x20 gallery wrapped canvas

15 comments:

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

Nice post, Celeste. Today was fun and I, too, found the Kelley piece the real "show stopper." I've never seen anything like it. Glad to hear that something could be done for Daisy. Hope she feels better soon.

Chris said...

good luck with that pill popping-it'll be a challenge.

David Castillo Starr said...

Nice work. I feel the heat of the sun and the cool of the water

David Castillo Starr said...

P.s. Mike Kelley was amazing. That cat does look aggravated

martinealison said...

Une peinture très estivale... qui donne envie de se retrouver à la plage, avec juste l'eau et la brise légère du vent...

Une belle promenade au musée... et pour terminer cette charmante photo de votre minette... je comprends qu'elle soit contrariée. J'ose espérer que sa pathologie n'est pas grave.
Je donne régulièrement, tous les 15 jours, la pilule contraceptive à ma chatte. Elle ne proteste pas et ouvre aisément sa petite bouche...

Gros bisous.

-Don said...

Another great art day in the World of Bergin. I can see why you were enthralled by Mike Kelley's sculpture. It's something to behold!

I'm surprised the paparazzi's lens didn't melt with that heated gaze! Yes, I've given a cat pills. Good luck... you'll need it.

-Don

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:
Painting a very summery ... that makes you want to end up at the beach, with just water and the breeze of the wind ...

A nice walk to the museum ... and to complete this charming picture of your pussy ... I understand her to be upset. I hope his condition is not serious.
I regularly, every 15 days, the contraceptive pill to my cat. She does not protest and easily opens his little mouth ...

Big hugs.

(thanks Martine!)

Mari Jose Molina said...

Hi Celeste, Very nice post, the painting is beautiful.. Cheers!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Eek on the pills! Try putting them inside a ball of liver sausage...? And is that your Dave? Daisy is sure giving him the evil eye. Oh the indignities!

Love Carrie's purse! And the noticing its color against the chairs is so something I would do. LOL The exhibits look amazing and that lighted sculpture looks brilliant. Something I'd like to see in person.

Libby Fife said...

Glad you showed these pics. I keep meaning to get to Sacramento for a museum visit but haven't done that yet. I will just live vicariously through you until then:)

Good luck with those pills!

L.W.Roth, said...

I am so impressed. You have such a wonderful background in art and graphics.You were a gal who knew what she wanted and went for it. Admirable. I can't wait to see the larger painting of the beach. It is going well. And the elevator door is reminiscent. I think I remember being afraid of those when I was a kid. They rattled and looked ominous--cage like. Today, I think they are sculptures. Good luck on those pills. Wrap it in salmon is the only thing I can think of.

Linda Popple said...

Sounds like a day of fun with friends! The sculpture is amazing and I would like to see it in person.

Poor Daisy! She looks totally put out with the photographer! She has a great evil eye! Good luck with the pills.

Maritza said...

Hermoso óleo, Celeste...me encantan los tonos usados, que bajan un poco la fuerza del sol.

Besos desde Chile, y felicitaciones!

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

Beautiful Oil, Celeste ... I love the tones used, coming down a little strength from the sun.

Kisses from Chile, and congratulations!

Dan Kent said...

Great day. I love the impressionistic way you painted the beachgoers.