This is a painting from last year, I revised it some by messing around with it today. ("messing around" is a highly technical painting term, as you know). I darkened some things and lightened some things. Originally, the reference for this painting was a black and white photo. For some inexplicable reason I elected to make the umbrella pink. I think I liked the incongruence of a business man with a pink umbrella. In reality, umbrellas are not as prevalent in Portland as you would think. Most people just walk around, umbrella-less, with pouring rain just sheeting off of them...(like the guy in the foreground).
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Downpour II, oil on 9x12 canvas panel