Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The First Day of the New Year

This painting always makes me think of an English Murder Mystery...(you know.... Professor Plum, in the library with a lead pipe). I don't think that mystery was my initial concept, but some things seem to have a mind of it's own.  It is one of my paintings that will be on display in The Jane Eyre Painter's exhibit at the West Linn Library beginning Thursday, January 3.  

Painting: Celeste Bergin, In the Library, oil on 9x12 canvas panel

10 comments:

Ralph said...

I wish you all the very best with this in the exhibition. I hope you have a marvellous year. I do love the mystery of this painting, so makes me feel it is time to stop playing with pen and ink and get back to real paint.

Caio Fern said...

Tis is a wonderful painting, made me thing of the light of some great masters.
Happy 2013 my dear.
kisses.

Dan Gliubizzi said...

You do the darks really well!

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Celeste, You do the darks really well!
Off to a great start this year

L.W.Roth, said...

Perfect Jane Eyre--or Mrs. Crumb in the Conservatory--for the exhibit. Break a leg. These paintings are wonderfully you at your best.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I consider these paintings from one of your previous lives--beautiful, dark, mysterious. I know it'll be a knockout show.

John Simlett said...

Congratulations on making the short list, Celeste! She says it all so much better than I!!

Happy New Year, my friend

http://makingamark.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/generating-art-making-mark-awards-2012.html

Here are some of the painters I looked at who have not made the shortlist for this award before.
Celeste Bergin, Celeste Bergin Painter (Nominated by Jeanette Jobson) 343 posts in 2012 to date. She has a phenomenal posting record. I noted from her blog that Celeste does not confine herself to postcard size small paintings. Plus she's looking around at artand posting photos of it even when she's not creating it herself.
Located in Portland, Oregon, she posts everyday and paints every day reliably. She is one of the most art immersed artists that I have the pleasure to know and always an inspiration.

Page Railsback said...

This will be a great exhibit. I hope you will show us all of the work. best to you

B Boylan said...

I was immediately reminded of my fancy as a child playing the ever so entertaining game of "Clue". You hit it on the nail here with your deductive work, Celeste.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

As always a powerful painting. Congratulations on being in the consideration for Making a Mark. Next year you will be numero uno.