Friday, May 16, 2014


Last evening I participated in an art evening with friends. The idea was to paint in Lindy and Vicki's back yard. 

There were plenty of subjects to chose from.  My intention was to paint 3 or 4 starts...but I spent too much time on a birdhouse. It didn't work out. Next, I whipped out a quasi-passable squirrel from a concrete sculpture. It was a fun time!

(L to R), Lindy, Vicki, Nila, Cam and me. (Dave, 'the paparrazi' was behind the camera).

 (.....and "the paparazzi" couldn't resist this photo in a garden globe).

Painting start, Celeste Bergin, Back Yard Squirrel, oil on 6x8 canvas


Sheryl Anthony said...

Now, this looks like a fun time! That squirrel is great, described so well with so few strokes.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Looks like a similar palette to the woman you painted that I thought looked a bit like Susan Sarandon. I think the squirrel is wonderful and if the paparazzi didn't give you a great photo for you to paint, I don't know...what a cool photo!!!

Libby Fife said...

You made that squirrel look good! Sounds like a very fun evening:)

art by Michael Perchard said...

Love this post Celeste! You are fortunate to have such a great group of art friends! Love the squirrel!


That looks like such a fun evening. I would love to see what the others chose in the yard. Your squirrel came out really good though you better tell us how you got it to "sit".

The other painting is really bold with the deep red and purple. I have never been so brave, nor somewhat abstract either.

Anonymous said...

You whipped out a Squirrel. That made me laugh. This looks like a lot of fun.


martinealison said...

Bonjour chère Céleste,

Un moment de partage agréable que de peindre ensemble dans un bel environnement. Il est vrai cependant qu'il ne doit pas être simple de faire un choix. Il y avait sans doute tellement à peindre !
La photo de groupe est sympathique et le fameux "paparazzi" semble être un gai luron !...
Un très joli billet... et somme toute, votre petit écureuil est adorable avec toutes ces belles couleurs.
Gros bisous ♡

Page Railsback said...

Looking good Amiga...I would have loved to hear the confidence discussion too

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

A moment of pleasant sharing that paint together in a beautiful environment. It is true, however it should not be easy to make a choice. There was probably so much paint!
The group photo is friendly and the famous "paparazzi" seems to be a happy dog​​! ...
A very nice post ... and after all, your little squirrel is adorable with all these beautiful colors.
Kisses ♡

thanks, Martine!