Thursday, August 25, 2011

Plein Air, Day One, The Gorge White House, August 25, 2011


Today was Day one of the Pacific NW Plein Air 2011 Competition and Exhibition. At 8:30am we were welcomed to the event by Columbia Art Gallery and we received our "ditty bag" of art supplies (....always popular with all the artists)! Shortly thereafter we were set loose to paint the scenery. I settled on a house nestled in the trees. (I also painted a pear hanging in a tree, just for fun). There's a slide show of the day: HERE!

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Home in Hood River, oil on 10x8 canvas panel

Study: Celeste Bergin, Pear, oil on 6x6 canvas panel






6 comments:

hw (hallie) farber said...

How exciting! Beautiful place and great photographs. I'm impressed with how much paint was squirted out onto those palettes.

Dave Starr said...

Nice paintings! Strong sun! Wish I could have made the trip there today. I'm checking the list to see if I can come out for Sunday

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Thanks for sharing. Th
at is fun to see the group of painters, painting.

AutumnLeaves said...

Now this explains why you were not able to be with the group painting as seen on the BtS blog! Love your choice of compositions and the colors in the pear are beautiful.

Voyages et Abstraits said...

very nice painting, le plein air te réussi fort bien!

Donna Van Tuyl said...

Nice painting Celeste. Enjoyed seeing you. What a wonderful hot summer day.