Thursday, December 29, 2011

Painting in the rain


Typically, steady cold rain makes me head for the coffee shop, but because Michael Lindstrom (who paints in the rain a lot) invited me to Burnt Bridge Creek today, I decided to throw in with him and brave the elements. Painting in the rain is a challenge. There is a distinct "repelling" sensation as the paint is put down, but I wound up liking the experience. Burnt Bridge Creek is a super pretty place and I thoroughly enjoyed the day! I may use this as a color study for another painting.

Color Study: Celeste Bergin, Burnt Bridge Creek, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

"Throwing myself" in! (my old golf rain jacket helped)

A Lovely spot ...I want to go back again

Vicki stayed dry under a tree

Michael captures the day

16 comments:

Sheryl Anthony said...

I like those warm yellows and reds next to those cool grays. looks like it was fun, but was it cold?

Anonymous said...

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Dave Starr said...

I can see the water on the painting..I mean beaded up on top of the oil. I have painted in hte rain, and it is unusual. I like your result

conservativelybohemian said...

What an adventurous spirit you have!! You go girl! LOL Methinks I prefer the comforts of home - at least when painting. Anyway, I love the really impressionistic feel to this piece, Celeste. Gorgeous colors and once again, I find myself missing the beautiful PNW.

Sadami said...

Hi, Celeste,
Of course, the first painting is nice. But I like the second one most!ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
Cheers,wink,wink,Sadami

Libby Fife said...

It was actually raining on your canvas? You are a hearty soul!

Casey Klahn said...

What a kick! Being born and raised on the wet side, myself, I wonder don't you always paint in the rain?

Extra bonus comment content: I worked over an old and little piece this year, and it turned out to be the river corner in the rain. It is keyed very darkly, and probably no one else gets it. That's why it hags here above my desk - the river in the rain.

Michael Lindstrom said...

We had a great time with you and Dave! Thanks for braving the elements.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Always, always, always beautifull! I estimate you so much Celeste! i wanted to wish you a happy new year, full of inpiration!!!

Jeanette said...

Brave soul to paint in the rain! But well worth the effort by the look of it.

L.W.Roth, said...

That's dedication! I can see the effects of the rain on the oils and it's interesting. Nice to have a buddy to pull you out into the elements. Happy New Year Celeste.

Sharon said...

I love this painting. Just like this.

Dean H. said...

Your painting really captured the color of the day, Celeste!
The way you take to rainy day painting is absolutely "ducky"! ;)

hw (hallie) farber said...

How nice to see the painting, then see you in your painting spot. Stay brave.

billspaintingmn said...

Celeste! You deserve a medal! I get a kick out of your endurance in the elements.
It's all for the art, and you make it as fun and as real as it is.

-Don said...

It's great to see you in action, Celeste. I just know that there is no way that I'm going to be out in the rain while painting - mainly because I'm in the desert, but even if that wasn't the case I much prefer my nice dry studio to the elements. Hey, if you really want to take it up a notch, maybe you should try painting with watercolor in the rain... :-)

Happy New Year, my friend!

-Don