Tuesday, December 28, 2010

P-r-e-c-i-p-i-t-a-t-i-o-n

While the rest of the US is battling snow..Portland is having a deluge of rain. We might get snow ourselves this week...but thus far it's typical heavy Pacific Northwest rain.
My artist friend Loretta and I visited the Pittock Mansion after our PPASP breakfast meeting today. My painting was sold (in the Natural Beauty & Bounty show), but it is still up until the end of the exhibit (January 2). For the holidays each room at the Mansion was specially decorated and staged by professional designers...my favorite display was a wonderful precarious stack of dishes piled up in the sink in the kitchen. During our visit we were treated to some classical music in the front parlor. At the very end of our visit we dropped in on the Museum Store where I bought a wonderful little sparkly necklace (40% off!).
Well, what about you..did you have a great day (despite the weather)? What did you do?

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Long Tall Rain, oil on 6 x 12 stretched canvas






12 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow your painting makes people like me WANT to walk in the rain. Love that your painting was sold. It too was a perfect reflection for the current weather conditions. Thanks for sharing the pix of that gorgeous Pittock Mansion. I thought those dishes were a result of the art reception!

PAMO said...

I love this painting Celeste- Long Tall Rain indeed. And the painting you sold is gorgeous- you are a MASTER.
The stacked dishes are fabulous! I had a good day- spent the majority cleaning the house and the evening drawing.
Glad your day was so nice!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

She has a George Broderick feel to her tall, thin looks. Congrats on the sale at the Pittock!

martinealison said...

Je vous félicite pour la vente de cette merveilleuse peinture... Elle reflète une grande présence. On pourrait s'attendre à un changement de nuance de couleur si un petit rayon de soleil apparaissait... Et c'est ce que j'aime dans votre peinture c'est ce que je pourrais ressentir ou ce qui pourrait se passer si telle ou telle chose s'interposait. C'est très intéressant et je crois que c'est cela qui donne vie à votre oeuvre.
Ici la neige s'est arrêtée de tomber, le froid diminue enfin et la journée est au dégèle...
J'ai passé ma matinée avec un passionné de peinture... et l'après-midi à l'atelier... je suis dans une phase de mon tableau où, je déguste chaque instant lentement comme une pâtisserie...
Je pense que cette journée qui débute sera une journée "atelier"!
Bisous à vous ma chère Céleste.

B Boylan said...

Great job on the sale of your painting Celeste. Yes, the rain has kept me indoors all day, but it was spent painting. So, how do those dishes keep from toppling over?

Dave Starr said...

tall rain walker intrigues me

Susan Roux said...

Congrats on your sale! sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Rhonda Carpenter said...

I love this one and the long format just adds to the painting. Congratulations on the sale!

SamArtDog said...

Your rain/snow is coming our way. And c-c-cold. Thanks for all of the pictures of the mansion. The one of the rain and mist on the terrace is breath-taking.

YAY for your sold painting! I'm glad you rewarded yourself with the necklace.

hwfarber said...

Is this SamArtDog? You make the rain look beautiful and interesting. Someone bought a wonderful painting--congratulations. My dishes have never quite reached this height.

Chris said...

I'll send a little snow your way-it's so much more fun than rain. Congrats on the selling of a truly beautiful painting.

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting.