Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sunday!

I remember I worked with a graphic designer a long time ago who told me that she had a full-sized drafting table in her bedroom. She (apparently) would roll out of bed and jot down ideas/designs right then and there. She counseled me: "I can't imagine a creative person not having whatever tools they need wherever they want in their home". So... it's several years later... but her words come back to me now. I've got my new/old Yarka easel all ready to put up (and leave up) in the front room after Christmas. Yeah. You heard me...the front room...why not?!

No time for painting today. I'm getting ready for Christmas. The snow scene above is from my archives. What are you doing for Christmas?

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Snowscape, oil on 9x12 canvas panel (SOLD)



18 comments:

Michael Lindstrom said...

Good for you, Celeste, and I agree. Put the desk up and leave it. After all your entire life revolves around art. The home should follow suit, right?.....
Thanks for sharing the snow scene and have a Merry Christmas!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Good morning Celeste!
Please excuse an old hippy expression-Right On! Put the table wherever you want! Life is so short! Good for you! Your post made my day!
I love your winter scene! Reminds me of "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" Robert Frost!
Christmas Day we may go to Plymouth Harbor! I love the ocean! Especially in the winter! I hope it snows here in Massachusetts!
Have the best painting year ever!
Michael

Sadami said...

ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!

Dean H. said...

Absolutely right.."Why not?"! Easel up and some painting supplies ready to go right in the front room!
Great painting...I like the color and value contrast between the sky and blue snow.

Libby Fife said...

That painting is gorgeous. Truly lovely.

So, what kind of an artist walks around with no sketchbook or at the very least, a piece of paper and pencil??? ME! That's who! How many times have I been caught this way so your friend's words really hit the mark. No more!!!:)

CrimsonLeaves said...

I also agree! Surrounding yourself with your tools has to be so inspiring! Love this wintery scene too! I'll post the sketch just for you...

loriann signori said...

Enjoy your time an merry Christmas Celeste. Beautiful painting, no wonder it sold!

John Simlett said...

In Oxfordshire there is an old manor house, Snowshill.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor/?campid=SWPPC

Here lived a delightful chap, Charles Padget Wade. He kept the house as a crazy but wonderful museum, whilst he lived in a tiny one room building adjacent.

In the room was his bed and a long table with a long bench seat. Next to his plate and cutlery, was his writing materials, next to them his drawing materials. He shuffled between these all day ...brilliant.

He hired the gardener because, he liked the sound of his name, the colour of his hat - purple and because the man knew nothing about gardening!!

Makes an easel in the front room quite acceptable!

martinealison said...

Une bonne manière que de transcrire immédiatement votre ressenti...
J'aime beaucoup les oeuvres de votre publication précédente et cette dernière qui illustre cette veille de noël a également beaucoup de charme. Le travail de la lumière sur la neige est magique. La neige n'est pas une chose facile à peindre. Bravo !

Noël va se dérouler en toute simplicité chez moi cette année. mes enfants ne seront malheureusement pas près de moi... Le 2 janvier je m'envole pour un mois pour le Sénégal... Je ne sais pas encore si j'aurai une connexion avec Internet...
Je reviendrai dès que possible vous visiter, en attendant je vous souhaite de merveilleuses fêtes et tout plein de belles toiles...


JOYEUX NOËL & GROS BISOUS.

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

A good way to transcribe your immediately felt ...
I love the works of your previous issue and it shows that this Christmas Eve also has a lot of charm. Work on light snow is magical. The snow is not an easy thing to paint. Bravo!

Christmas will take place easily at home this year. my children will unfortunately not near me ... On January 2, I fly for a month in Senegal ... I do not know if I have an Internet connection ...
I will visit you as soon as possible, in the meantime I wish you a wonderful holiday season and lots of beautiful paintings ...


MERRY CHRISTMAS & BIG KISSES.

(Thanks, Martine!)

Linda Popple said...

lovely winter scene .....

spending Christmas with family!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Candace X. Moore said...

Merry Christmas, Celeste. Thank you for always having something thought-provoking to share on your blog. Looking forward to more in 2013. Best.

SamArtDog said...

What... the Easel Police are going to close you down?

Dan Kent said...

As far as I am concerned your easel is always in front no matter where it is. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Your painting is beautiful, peaceful, love the composition and the complimentary colors.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I am happy imagining your art stuff in the living room. I can see you at 2 am in your pj's having at it!

Eric Bowman said...

I used to roll out of bed and bump my head (literally) on my drafting table in my apartment bedroom back in the day. Now that I have room, I at least keep a sketchbook within arms reach. A "front room" is nothing more than a studio to an artist anyway (as long as Dave doesn't want it for his darkroom!)Merry Christmas!

Eric Bowman said...

I used to roll out of bed and bump my head (literally) on my drafting table in my apartment bedroom back in the day. Now that I have room, I at least keep a sketchbook within arms reach. A "front room" is nothing more than a studio to an artist anyway (as long as Dave doesn't want it for his darkroom!)Merry Christmas!

mary maxam said...

Gorgeous archives! I agree, have all the art tools out and ready to go! Merry Christmas!