Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday!

I glazed a color over this painting today..I like the subtle change it made.  I really enjoy the dark shapes linked together. 

I had some Viridian left over on my palette, so I painted this boat over my failed cows from yesterday. It's just practice. Viridian is such a nice color!

My painting friend Za Vue teaches animation at the Art Institute of Portland. She gave me a tour today of the entire school (which is a beautiful place). This was my favorite photo from my visit. Za was explaining a storyboard of an animation that her students did.... and it  has a risque ending. (More photos from my visit in the slideshow below). Thanks, Za!

(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Sudden Rain, oil on 6x12 canvas panel (Center Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Viridian Boat, oil on 5x7 canvas panel (Bottom Photo) Za Vue

12 comments:

B Boylan said...

I LOVE that pic of Za! I can hear her laugh in the photo!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Celeste!
I love the lady holding the umbrella! Love the darks and the very subtle movement!
I also love the viridian boat! I also loved the cow!
Thanks for posting your wonderful art so often!
Michael

CrimsonLeaves said...

I've been meaning to mention that I loved Za's window at home too. Did you notice the reflection on the wall in the photo you posted?

These two pieces are wonderful, Celeste. The glaze over the first piece changes the mood of the piece a bit and that boat? I love that piece and hope you don't paint over it!!

Maritza said...

Maravillosas pinturas! Me fascina la de la mujer con el paraguas...tiene suavidad en las línes; estilización. Pero la barca solitaria es muy atrapante, sin duda.
Melancolía en ambas.

Abrazos y felicitaciones, Celeste.

Linda Popple said...

Your paintings look good! I really like the top one. It's a dramatic.
Your day at AI Portland looks fun. What a great place!

hmuxo said...

I love both of these paintings, Celeste..especially the first one. I've always loved paintings with umbrellas...I can feel the wind blowing her over! LOL and that's a great picture of your friend..you can definitely hear her laughter!

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

Wonderful paintings! I love the woman with umbrella ... is softness in the lines; stylization. But the boat is very compelling lonely, no doubt.
Melancholy both.

Hugs and congratulations, Celeste.

(Thank you Maritza!)

hw (hallie) farber said...

Sudden Rain is beautiful; Viridian Boat soothes the soul--I love the dark in the foreground.

Dan Kent said...

I so completely love the rain painting, the sinuous shape and how it extends across the whole surface, the color of the rain, the absolute feeling of movement both of the rain and the way she seems to be bracing the umbrella against the wind. The glimpse of her face, her skin. Can you tell I really like this one?! I also like Za without having met her and I remember and like her window too.

Dan Kent said...

I so completely love the rain painting, the sinuous shape and how it extends across the whole surface, the color of the rain, the absolute feeling of movement both of the rain and the way she seems to be bracing the umbrella against the wind. The glimpse of her face, her skin. Can you tell I really like this one?! I also like Za without having met her and I remember and like her window too.

Sheryl Anthony said...

Nice paintings and the tour of the school was fun!

Rosemary said...

Your first painting, the dark lady with the umbrella caught my eye as I scrolled by, LOVE her!