Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday!

I have a friend in my Thursday sketch group who has been painting (to decorate) his sketchbook covers. He got this idea from Jim Gurney's blog.  I have quite a few sketchbooks and recently I gessoed some of the front covers.  I did this sketchbook cover tonight in just black and white. 

(Sketchbook Cover) Celeste Bergin, Made-up man in hood, oil on 6x9 sketchbook

8 comments:

Julie Ford Oliver said...

FABULOUS, Celeste. Strong and important enough for a cover.

CrimsonLeaves said...

This one has a great mysterious vibe! I love it, Celeste! But then your work has captivated me for years now...

Elizabeth Fife said...

Not a bad idea at all. I recognize that Bee sketchbook too:)

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste, the mood is very nice and traditional. Cheers, Sadami

Lisa Graham Art said...

I like the idea of painting the covers and this portrait is so nice. It's perfect for your cover.

Sheryl Anthony said...

It has a Goth feel to it! Most unusual. I like it.

Candace X. Moore said...

I agree with CrimsonLeaves. The image has a nice feeling of mystery. Such a critical element, which you do seem to find ways to add to your work, Celeste. It's hard to paint an enigma.

I was looking at this image in my blogroll this morning, thinking I had to send you a comment on it. At that moment your comment came thru on my blog. It's true. ESP? Maybe ;o)

L.W.Roth, said...

I agree with Sheryl. This is an interesting idea that never occurred to me. I like it. Will I do it? No. My sketch books don't have that hard black cover. The work inside wouldn't be properly protected. Rather to change sketch book maker. Love her Mona Lisa smile.