Monday, March 29, 2010

In the rain

I've never minded the rain in Portland much... I would even go as far as to say that I like it. Tomorrow members of "eight+" are installing the new April show at O'Connor's in Multnomah village. This painting is my contribution.






Celeste Bergin, Rush Hour Rain. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 24 inches. ©2010.

18 comments:

ArtSparker said...

Lovely mood indigo piece.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Beautiful, Celeste! I love the watery light on the sidewalk. Man, it was hosing today!! I am so lucky, I get to see this one in person tomorrow! Kvan

-Don said...

What a lovely painting which captures the essence of rain at night in the city. I love the sense of atmosphere you were able to convey in the blues at the top. And, those rich colors throughout! Oh, yeah...

-Don

Earthula said...

Wonderful... one can smell the rain on the sidewalk! The colors give a sense of the coolish temperature.

Eva said...

Great painting! Funny, it reminds me of late autumn in my hometown. The atmosphere is perfect.

Ralph said...

I also love the rain if it is gentle on the skin and cooling as you run. I love the atmosphee of this painting it makes me want to see more to see where those people are going and have come from.

彥宏 said...

wonderful...................................................

AutumnLeaves said...

I truly loved the rain when I lived up in Tacoma myself, Celeste. I was probably the only one who never complained about it. The bright skies that hit during the summer were always tough on my eyes whereas the mists always had me out and about, even running (when I used to run). I remember being awed by all the golfers that were out year round too. You don't see that here in IL. I so miss my precious PNW. Maybe one day I'll get to move back. It would mean so much to me.

Kathy said...

This is one of my favorites of yours!! Just love it - the colors, the mood, the masterful execution. Kudos!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I agree, wonderfull!!

billspaintingmn said...

I'm waiting for rain! It wakes up everything!
I like the wetness of this.

Janelle Goodwin said...

I wish I could go to O'Connors for an enjoyable dinner and to view the amazing art. Wonderful painting, Celeste!

Caio Fernandes said...

rain in Portland is a charm i don't want to lose when i go visit it .
lovely work .

Pam Holnback said...

The strong dark and light in this piece is great.

Linda said...

Love the atmosphere in your painting. The colors are so rich and vibrant and convey the rain and beautiful reflections in the wet sidewalk. Lovely painting!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Celeste,
This is stunning! I love the atmospheric, moody look! So rich. Very Northwest!

hwfarber said...

This delights my eyes.

Mark said...

Beautiful!