Friday, November 12, 2010

walking in the rain

Ah, the rain. When you live in Portland you tend to love it or hate it...no inbetween. I am in the love camp.

Painting: Walking in the rain (homage to Andre Kohn), Celeste Bergin, oil on 6x12 oil on canvas panel

19 comments:

Kathy said...

I love these rain/umbrella paintings!! You've really hit on something, and your limited neutral palette is very effective.

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful job! The little things - the dark top against the white umbrella, the bottom of the shoe peeking out and the turn of the leg - let me know you really see your subject and convey that great sight to us.

Machelle Blankenship said...

Beautiful, I can almost smell the rain.
Machelle

Susan Roux said...

Its easy to tell you're in the love camp! Love the light you find in it. As for myself, rainy days are depressing days... I thrive much better with the sun shinning.

Michelle said...

I can feel the rain! Love the mood you've created!

ArtSparker said...

I like your color choices and composition on this one very much.

Pam Holnback said...

Great job w/ the light values on the ground.

Weekend et coups de brosses said...

j'aime beaucoup !

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Wet. Wet. Wet. Wet. Wet. Fog. Wet. November in the Northwest.

Love the painting. Your figures manage the rain while looking stylish and wearing high heels. Score!

SamArtDog said...

Listening to tango as I look at this; it totally works. Love camp indeed.

Linda Popple said...

There's nothing else to say, except I love it, too! Such a great job on this painting!!

martinealison said...

Je ne peux que vous dire que je l'aime cette toile-là !
Elle est pleine de grâce et votre personnage est énigmatique...
Bises

Dan Kent said...

I always love the way you capture those rainy days. I also love how you painted shapes of the legs and their shadows.

PAMO said...

Ah- Classic Bergin. Beautiful.

hwfarber said...

If I google "Painters of Rain," your name should be at the top of the list.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I'm with you on this one. I love the NW weather.

rajasekharan said...

Excellent work....Marvelous strokes..

rajasekharan said...

Excellent work....Marvelous strokes..

Weekend et coups de brosses said...

Très très belle toile, on se laisse à imaginer qui est le personnage ! très belle réalisation, j'aime beaucoup !