Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

"May you live all the days of your life." (—Jonathan Swift)

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Untitled (SOLD) 9x12 oil on canvas panel

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Painting: Celeste Bergin, On the Pond, oil on 5x5 canvas panel

Friday, December 27, 2013

My Birthday!

My Birthday (Dec 26)! I went to Art Discussion Thursday (see what everyone brought HERE).... THEN I had lunch with Dave Gallup (thanks, Dave)....THEN I had a hot chocolate stop at Songbird with Dave Burbach ..THEN we drove over to Movie Madness to pick up some art films. THEN we watched Seraphine and THEN had a piece of my brownie birthday cake.  It was phone calls, cards and gifts all day long...THANKS everyone--for the perfect birthday! :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

The light of the Christmas star to you. The warmth of home and hearth to you. The cheer and goodwill of friends to you. The hope of a child-like heart to you. The joy of a thousand angels to you. Merry Christmas!

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Bear, oil on 8x8 canvas panel

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Painting: Celeste Bergin, Winter Road, oil on 5x5 canvas panel

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Here is a painting I did in a life session on Wednesday...I took it to our art discussion meeting today. To  see what everyone else brought....go HERE.

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Samantha, oil on 16x20 canvas panel

Monday, December 16, 2013


Painting: Celeste Bergin, Still Life, oil on 8x8 canvas panel

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Painting: Celeste Bergin, Tabor Sunset, oil on 8x8 canvas panel

Friday, December 13, 2013


This is the painting I brought to art discussion today....to see what everyone else brought....go HERE

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Poinsetta & Nutcracker, oil on 9x12 canvas panel

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Painting: Celeste Bergin, Day's End, oil on 12x9 gessoboard

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday....(and an 'art tip')!

I'm just using color notes here for this oil study... and I'm thinking of painting something along these lines on a bigger canvas. The close values in the foreground and the complimentary colors (violet and yellow) show promise!

I wonder who told me about cleaning a glass palette with denatured alcohol. Was it Tim Young? Well, whoever it was...Thank you! It works like magic. Yes, it cuts the cleaning time in half.

Here are mah katz and I taking a cozy siesta on the green chair. (You know...this is a situation that I deem pretty 'bloggable').

(Top Photo) Oil study, Celeste Bergin, Sunset on the river, oil on 5x5 canvas panel

Saturday, December 7, 2013


I drew this Sargent copy today.  Who was this guy? Well, nice hat.... man from yesteryear and nice moustache too.

Sketch: Celeste Bergin, copy of Sargent study, charcoal on 6x9 toned paper

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Here's a little oil study that I took to art discussion today. To see all the art that showed up...go HERE.

Oil Study, Celeste Bergin, Powell Butte, oil on 7x5 canvas panel

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mt Tabor Tuesday

The little cigar-pochade box is so compact! Perfect for doing small sketches.

Top photo: Oil Sketch, Celeste Bergin, View from Mt. Tabor, oil on 7x5 canvas panel 

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Almost Winter, oil on 9x12 canvas panel