Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday!

I had a wonderful conversation just yesterday with one of my artist friends.... we talked about how grateful we are to have our dog and cat companions...past and present. What wonderful friends they are, through thick and thin!

Oil study: Celeste Bergin, Ginger in the chair, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

17 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Beautiful colors surrounding the lovely Ginger! I know what you mean about our pets. My Maggie is just the BEST!!!

John Simlett said...

You're right; some of my best friends have been dogs.

I love Her Majesty, on her throne, with flight flooding in around her.

...although it could be King Ginger

lilasvb said...

nice

Sadami said...

Oh, nice work! I'm sure your cat will say, "What wonderful friends humans are!"
Cheers,wink,wink, Sadami

Jeanette said...

So true about the animals, they become part of family forever.

And a lovely study of the cat, there's one currently on my easel too!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love this, Celeste. Once again there is a mood that comes through your paintings and this is one of comfort, joy, and as you say, friendship. Beautiful!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Another wonderful art work! Majestic and compelling.
They are bringing wonderful "support and healing"dogs to Boston to bring comfort to to all! Animals rock!
Take care Celeste!
Michael

Dan Kent said...

Very beautiful (and I am not even a cat person!) Love the warm-cool contrast and the shape of the chair.

Susan Roden said...

Precious!
And love your execution technique Celeste.

Stephanie Berry said...

I miss my cats. They are such wonderful companions. Love this tender portrait. I really like the florals you've done recently too.

Susan said...

A wonderful painting, Celeste! I love the color and the composition and, well, I love everything about it!

CHRIS MURRAY said...

Absoilutely agree-this painting is wonderful.

SamArtDog said...

Besides posting this lovely painting (which would even make my cat-chasing dog a Ginger-lover), thanks so much for the reminder about Julie Oliver's fracturing technique. It's good for me. Believe me, fracturing acrylics makes anything seem possible. Or at least attemptable.

Celeste Bergin said...

Thanks, Linda, John, lilasvb, Sadami, Jeanette, Sherry, Michael, Dan, Susan, Stephanie, Susan, Chris, and Sam!

mary maxam said...

I love the dynamic shapes you've created here-just great with the subtle blues to lead us into the shadows

Page Railsback said...

I HAVE 2 CATS..LOVE THEM TO PIECES. LOVE THIS PAINTING..VERY SENSITIVE AND BEAUTIFUL..WEIRD I GET YOUR POSTS A COUPLE OF DAYS LATE!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful light, form and mood in this piece. Total winner.