Thursday, April 21, 2011

oil study

A quick study that speaks to the kind of day it was today.

Oil sketch, Celeste Bergin, Lunch hour in Portland, oil on 9 x 12 stretched canvas

10 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

Yucky weather, but beautiful painting study.

We had snow, and sang Christmas songs.

Jane said...

Love it, great movement.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh wow, Celeste! This is so beautiful and makes me long for my days in the PNW. I don't know why I ever left, really. I miss it terribly! This is truly an exquisite palette and a fabulous composition. Your strokes just highlight the weather and that is amazing to me. Oh I so wish I could figure things out when it comes to my art! With all of your beautiful paintings that I have seen, I have loved each and every one. This one, however, moves to the very top of my list. I love rainy days, prefer them to sunshine and do not get the slightest bit depressed, even when 180+ days as we once had when I lived in WA. I will say that the common them in WA was that you couldn't be a true PNWer if you carried an umbrella! LOLOLOL

Pam Holnback said...

Great values, simplicity, and shadow.

Sadami said...

Dear Celeste,
Yey! What a charming quick painting! Congrtats!!
Cheers, Sadami

PAMO said...

Beautiful! I always love your watery scenes. You do it so, so well.

Dave Starr said...

Celeste, this is another of your paintings that seems like an optical illusion. Seriously, I can not tell if this person is walking out of the picture or into the picture. Maybe that should be deemed some sort of flaw, but for some reason I like that I can't figure that out.

Robin said...

You make rain look wonderful, umbrellas become beautiful sculpture.

Dan Kent said...

Once again, a beautiful, beautiful piece. God forbid you should ever live in a desert - what we would miss out on! I always love your rainy day pictures. I like the muted palette and your use of complimentary colors.

ruca said...

I love this sketch. I can hear the muted, splashing footsteps and smell the raindrops. Looking at it makes me feel all content and warm, curled up on a big soft cushion by a glowing fire.