Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday!

When I lived in Florida it was commonplace for it to rain hammer-handles and pitchforks every day (and often at the same time every day...like 4pm, for example). Weather there was very interesting, to say the least. When it would rain as hard as it did, streets became like lakes. More than once, on the way home from work, the high water washed back into my car's tailpipe rendering the car un-driveable. The painting above, though not painted in Florida, reminds me of the times I drove through the flooded streets pretending I had an amphibian car. You see, the secret was to keep driving steadily ahead. Hey, come to think of it that is a good philosophy in general. :)

Painting: Celeste Bergin, On the Way Home, oil on 6x8 canvas panel

12 comments:

martinealison said...

Ces jours-ci chez moi la pluie est +++... mais peut-être pas au point où vous décrivez les rues...
Je ne sais pas si j'aurais supporté!
En revanche je tolère avec plaisir que d'admirer cette dernière peinture qui me fait penser aux couleurs d'un Rembrandt...
Gros bisous

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

These days my home is the rain + + + ... but perhaps not to the point where you describe the streets ... I do not know if I would have supported! However I tolerate pleased to admire the latter painting reminds me of the colors of a Rembrandt ... big kisses

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a gorgeous atmosphere to this piece. I so love storms and often fret that we're not getting enough of them here. I didn't know you also had lived in Florida! Not my favorite place to be, for sure. The heat and humidity...just as bad as here in Illinois but it lasts much longer. Nope, give me the northern climes. The thing about WA (when I lived in your neck o' the woods) was the unceasing rain. The difference was it was rarely stormy, just steady, almost more of a mist. I liked that too because it was rarely super hot up there.

Lisa Graham Art said...

The colors you used in this painting are so gorgeous. Even the red seems to have a glow. I can only imagine it is that much more beautiful in person.

Jan Yates, SCA, Canada said...

My heart jumped upon viewing this -It is so deliciously saturated with gorgeous colour and the fluidity reflects the wet atmosphere-just gorgeous!

Jane said...

Does it really rain that much in Florida? This has a wonderful depth, and I agree on the colors of a Rembrandt.

Parabolic Muse said...

amphibian always makes me smile. I don't know why. it's just a neat word. I want an amphibian car!

This isn't about me. This is about how, every time I see one of your works I want to DO that. That's a wonderful thing to make a person want. This is a lovely painting. I used to work in oils but I kept getting a headache. So I applaud you.

Linda Popple said...

Lots of great atmosphere and absolutely lovely!

John Simlett said...

What a great picture - the light is menacing! I get a bit hyper in extreme weather: mending blown down fences in a storm - heaven, digging out the snow ...
... your picture has me on the edge of my chair :0)

I don't know the latitude of Florida, but you describe Singapore weather exactly.

Virginia Floyd said...

ooh, ooh, ooh. Love this misty atmosphere!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

What an absolutely gorgeous harmony. This is really special.

Dan Kent said...

The painting its remarkable. Imagine a PortlandIan ranting about Florida rain! Hah! So what if it's all true? That's beside the point, I say. Now - steadily ahead I go.