Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Unexpected things

I recently bought a pad of gessoed Arches paper. I've gessoed my own paper in the past, but this is much better.  I didn't really expect to like it....but I did. It's especially good for just thinking...(in oil sketches). Here are a few other random "unexpected things".....

Here is photo that I took last week of our "sleeping beauty" model at Studio 30. It's funny that she is texting in her yesteryear garb.

Tonight on our neighborhood walk these cats came running out to greet us. They seemed much more like dogs than like cats. Don't they know....cats are supposed to be aloof?

Finally, for an unexpected treat....watch this:

(Top Photo) Oil Sketch, Celeste Bergin, Practice boat, oil on 9x12 Arches paper


martinealison said...

Merci ma chère Céleste pour votre nouvelle visite. j'en suis très touchée.
En ce qui me concerne, j'ai pris du retard ! j'ai manqué plusieurs de vos publications... En ce moment, je cours un peu partout !
J'ai beaucoup aimé votre travail avec le modèle et je suis très admiratrice devant votre merveilleuse composition... Des couleurs sublimes... qui me bouleversent. Elles jouent joliment bien ensemble... Une peinture remplie de gaieté et de délice. Je m'enivre avec allégresse.
Une marine pour achever mon voyage sur votre blog aujourd'hui... Rien de mieux aussi pour débuter ma journée qui va se passer à l'atelier derrière le chevalet à la création de ma prochaine peinture.
Gros bisous à vous.

mary maxam said...

The results on this paper are fabulous! I love this fishing trawler,cutting through the water, the brushwork is marvelous and says 'action'.

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
I really love your sketch!! The lady's singing is wonderful.
ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ !! Cheers, Sadami

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:
Thank you my dear Celeste for your new visit. I am very touched.
As for me, I got behind! I missed many of your posts ... At the moment, I run around!
I loved your work with the model and I am very admirer to your wonderful composition ... Gorgeous colors ... They play nicely with ... A painting filled with joy and delight. I am intoxicated with joy.
A navy to complete my journey on your blog today ... Nothing better to start my day also happens in the workshop behind the bridge to the creation of my next painting.
Big hugs to you.

(Thanks, Martine!)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such a gorgeous "sketch," Celeste. I so love the colors in this one...a subtle palette that works so beautifully. Your reflections are amazing too!

Sheryl Anthony said...

Celeste, your painting sketch is good. Will do a larger finish version of it? I 'd like cat greeters on my street. That's pleasant!

Jenny Short said...

I didn't know d'Arches made gessoed paper. I can't wait to try some. Great painting. xo Jenny

John Simlett said...

What a brilliant post! I just love the boat it pushes all the buttons.

Imagine, you talk about gessoed Archers and I (yes me) know what you're talking about. I've just ordered some gessoed boards for a painting that well to advanced for me
to attempt but that I can't resist.

Love the lipsync!

Missed some of your posts (rushed off my feet) but must say I admired your 'Churchillean' easel... and that curvy striped carpet!

You are inspirational with this blog btw!

SamArtDog said...

I love the boat heading out first thing (Maine-ism).
And Miss Happy Days absolutely killed the tenor harmonies!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

What an enjoyable post. I love that cute old gal! She looks great and obviously has fun in life. I hope I'm doing the same at that age... or dancing to the tunes while singing.

The cat greeters must know you and like you. Fascinating felines: they do act like dogs sometimes. My two outdoor cats follow me around like puppies when I'm working outside. I guess they feel I am part of their pride.

And your painting, Celeste: it's a winner! I love the sketchy fresh quality.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Wonderful painting of the boat. Love the sky color which matches the model's period dress below.

Great still life in the previous post. I'm catching up.