Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday!

Did you have a great weekend? I did! This is a small painting from Sauvie Island.

On Saturday afternoon we went to a book launch reading/signing. The author and illustrator (artist) are our friends Victoria and Michael Lindstrom. The book is The Scandinavian Santa. Super proud of them and this wonderful collaboration. 

Every day I visit with my cat-sitting charge, Maxine. Some days she likes me better than others. Today she liked me ok, but she really preferred a sunbath. I'm painting a watercolor or gouache of her most every day. I'll share the whole collection at the end of my cat-sitting stint. 

(Top Photo) Celeste Bergin, Sauvie Island, oil on 6x6 canvas panel

12 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I really like the colors in the island painting and I am looking forward to seeing the Maxine series

Polly Birchall said...

How lovely to have a 'model'. Look forward to seeing your pics and love the landscape too

Libby Fife said...

That Maxine! She is so crazy!

You had a lovely weekend it seems. Your painting is lovely-still nice weather which makes me happy! We got some rain this weekend which is great. Just figure sketching and writing in my sketchbook:)

Sheryl Anthony said...

The colors this this painting shimmer. She does look to be a fine model.

Helen Moreda said...

Beautiful landscape, I could walk right in. Gentle palette suits it.Well done Celeste.

L.W.Roth, said...

The glorious colors in this landscape verify you did have a glorious weekend. I can't wait to see the Maxine series. This photo is a great reference. Cat paintings are fascinating. You expect them to get up and stretch long any minute.

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Céleste,

L'Île Sauvie me semble être un lieu particulièrement serein.
J'aime beaucoup la palette de couleurs que vous avez employée. Les nuances sont douces.

J'imagine que vous avez une très belle collection de dessin, de peinture de cette chère Maxine qui comme tous nos amis les chats n'en font qu'à leur tête ! De véritables indépendants...

Bravo à vos amis qui ont dédicacé leur ouvrage. Cela a dû être une journée rempli d'émotions et de belles rencontres.

Gros bisous ♡

CrimsonLeaves said...

Brilliant sky! I remember the last time you sat with her and the wonderful sketches that arose from that time...and an oil or two if memory serves.

CAROL HOPPER -- A PAINTER'S JOURNAL said...

How fun. I love the Scandinanvian book even though I am Norwegian and not Swedish!

hmuxo said...

A beautiful landscape, Celeste..
Love the colors...

Pam Huggins said...

A beautiful painting! Love the colors.

Congrats to your friends for their glorious book! What an accomplishment.

Can't wait to see the Maxine collection.

Linda said...

This is lovely! And I am also a cat lover, and it is nice to have a cat around, too. :)