Monday, July 8, 2013

Celeste Paints...with Mark and Steve

I met up with Mark Larsen and Steve Kleier today to do an oil sketch at Brooklyn Railroad yard on SE 22nd. I want to use my sketch for a 2nd painting. It was bright out there but we found some relief on the shady side of a semi-truck. I bet this place would look super interesting at different times of the day. Slideshow below (direct link to photos HERE).

 Oil Sketch, Celeste Bergin, Concrete Silo, oil on 9x12 paper

 

16 comments:

Maritza said...

Bello óleo "industrial"!
ABRAZO GRANDE, DESDE CHILE,CELESTE.


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Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

Bello oil "industry"!
BIG hugs from Chile, CELESTE.

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Thanks, Maritza!)

Sheryl Anthony said...

You did a good job of it! Complicated subjects.

hmuxo said...

Excellent job !!! It doesn't look like an easy subject, Celeste!!

Page Railsback said...

COOL!

hw (hallie) farber said...

What a neat painting--looks like you had a fun day.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Big simple shapes and values. You have it made. You do it so well.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Big simple shapes and values. You have it made. You do it so well.

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
Thank u for interesting work and a lovely post. I've been sketching same / similar subjects for these years (for illustration project references). Have a nice day!!
Best wishes, Sadami

Polly Birchall said...

Boy, what an unusual and difficult subject, but love the sketch

CrimsonLeaves said...

I am not sure why but to me, this has a late summer feel. Probably the palette and the granary together remind of the harvest. I think this is fabulous and I can't wait to see your next painting of this spot. I wish I had artist friends near by to do this type of stuff with. I bet my work would improve by leaps and bounds as having friends around that kind of push you to move past your self-imposed limits would do for me. Sigh...

Kevin Neal said...

Good location. I used to drive by there on the way to work in the early morning. Sometimes a truck would be loading there and the morning sky made a good backdrop for a painting.

Libby Fife said...

That place looks like it has a lot of cool structures. And yes, I bet different times of day would be a lot of fun. Looks a little warm though:)

art by Michael Perchard said...

Good morning Celeste!
This is one of my favorites of your great art!
I absolutely love this one!
Strong bold brush strokes and colors and so much more make this painting very successful!
Bravo!
Michael

Dean H. said...

Certainly not a run-of-the-mill subject. Well done, Celeste!

B Boylan said...

How fun! Looks like a very challenging subject to paint, let alone the heat. Great job on those things, whatever they are called...giant water towers? Grain elevators? White cylinders?