Tuesday, October 28, 2014


For some crazy reason I decided to paint my studio floor over the weekend. (This is "der bunker", my studio in the basement). It's finally done and everything has been put back together (mostly). That old portrait on the drafting table is my Father's Mother. She's been there from the beginning. 

I could have done this in the summer and used the patio to move things to...but noooo, I waited until the rainy weather, apparently to make it harder on myself. I had to move furniture all around, paint a section, wait for the section to dry, move furniture to the dry section, paint a new section, etcetera etcetera. It was a ton of work.

I'm pretty much a saver...and these are all my old sketchbooks. 

And this is my old "stressless recliner"... a nice place to think. I'll likely add a nice neutral rug and continue sorting through all my extra things that take up room that I don't need (there is more to this room that I'm not showing you).  Ok! back to painting soon. 

What have you been doing?


Quin Sweetman said...

Looks great, Celeste!

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma chère Céleste,

Quel travail titanesque vous avez entrepris et réussi !
Je suis d'accord avec vous, la belle saison aurait été la bienvenue pour entreprendre une telle besogne mais souvent on repousse l'échéance.
J'ai également mis mon atelier sans dessus dessous ces derniers jours mais ce fut moins acrobatique à faire que ce que vous avez réalisé !
Le résultat est génial et vous méritez bien une pause dans votre fauteuil qui a partagé de belles heures de travail...

J'ai admiré avec délice la peinture de votre précédent billet. La lumière y est extraordinaire.

Gros bisous ❊

Sue Marrazzo said...

LOOKING Good! I need to do this!

mary maxam said...

great studio and I don't think it seems de=bunkerish at all! light and so organised!

Lisa Graham Art said...

It is great to see your space...and freshly painted floor. Painted floor?! All I can say is, you go girl.

Love the way the portrait looks in your space...and ALL those sketchbooks! Awesome.

Libby Fife said...

The floor looks great! I am a big believer in a nice neutral floor for working on. (Don't know if you knew me when I had the big flowered rug in my studio-made me insane!) And why not do the impossible on a rainy day??? :)

Page Railsback said...

Valuable to see 'der bunker'...looks great. I am in the process of finding a new space as I am moving...Seeing yours all neat is real incentive...Thanks


What have I been doing? Not painting my studio floor. No. Been cleaning out things I have had too long and don't use. So far, three carloads to Goodwill with one more to go. After Christmas visitors leave, a call to a charity to pick up that which needs a truck!!!!

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

Hello my dear Heavenly

What titanic work you undertook and succeeded!
I agree with you, the summer would have been welcome to undertake such a task , but often is pushed to maturity.
I also put my studio upside down these days but it was less acrobatic to do what you have done !
The result is awesome and you deserve a break in your chair who shared beautiful hours ...

I admired with delight paint your previous post . The light is amazing.

Big kisses ❊

Thank you, Martine!

hmuxo said...

What a great space, Celeste! As far as the floor..it looks wonderful..and I think you should paint your Dad's Mom in Sargent's style....I can't really see her but it looks like the perfect photo!!!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh I do love that icy color on the floor! And your comfy chair (hope you have the ottoman to go with it?). Always feels good to have your studio cleaned and sorted, doesn't it?

art by Michael Perchard said...

First! A very Happy Halloween Celeste! I so love your art studio! I love your newly painted floor! Wonderful to see where you create all your fantastic art! Keep on making great art and posting for all to see!

Pam Huggins said...

Wow!!! What a job!!

Congrats on getting it done. Now- back to the "real" painting. :-)

Dan Kent said...

Wonderful to see where you paint. I could see myself in that space. The walls of my studio are grey - and that's good enough for me!! Paint the town, darlin'!