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
(To celebrate its summer special exhibition: The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden) Event Dates: 8/8/2014 - 8/10/2014 Reception: 8/9/2014 Location: Portland Art Museum (503) 226-2811 1219 SW Park Ave Portland OR 97205
Alla Prima Portland First Annual Invitational Group Show 2014