Thursday, November 21, 2013


Our art discussion group met today and the suggested topic was painting from memory or imagination. I don't do much of that..but I gave it a whirl (for the sake of the discussion).

This painting has to do with a memory I have of being brought (as a child) to a Catholic hospital at night. To see what everyone else brought....go HERE.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Nun in the hallway, oil on 9x12 canvas panel


CrimsonLeaves said...

I remember having my tonsils out at Little Company of Mary and seeing the nuns there. Guess you do not have to be Catholic to go to a Catholic hospital. Love the heavenly light around her!! Wouldn't this be lovely hanging in an Order?

art by Michael Perchard said...

What a memory!
Great work Celeste!

Linda Popple said...

A nun wearing this habit always pulls me in. I think it must be the strong contrast. I'm impressed that you can paint from memory! Very nice!

Sheryl Anthony said...

That's would be a strong memory and it had to be rewarding putting it into paint.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail! Des aventures et de très belles photos.
Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs et voir mon travail, merci beaucoup et bonne journée!

HI, I discover your blog that I like very much! wonderful work, adventures and very beautiful photographs.
I am french amateur photographer; I was registered to follow your publications
Do not hesitate to visit my blogs and see my work, thank you, have a nice day! Cath.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Remarkable and from memory too.
It would make a great fundraising print, Celeste.

Polly Birchall said...

Amazing that you can paint from memory. I do like the soft glow around this nun. Lovely

Carol Hopper said...

I like this! I like it! I am blessed your angel. Thanks Celeste!

John Simlett said...

Takes me back to my early school days! So you've made my memory work as well as your own :0)

Dramatic effect nicely portrayed

David Starr said...

A reminder of a different time. Is it a good memory? I sort of can't tell!