Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday!

What is it that people like about the image of an umbrella? Well, it's pretty obvious, isn't it?  I guess we like the idea that we can have a one-person shelter against a sudden storm. Umbrellas seem like a good symbol of personal strength.



(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Chances of Rain, oil on 6x12 canvas panel

14 comments:

martinealison said...

Oh! cette semaine dernière était terriblement ventée. Il aurait été très difficile de pouvoir ouvrir un parapluie...
J'aime beaucoup votre interprétation... cette jeune femme frêle qui n'a comme recours à la tempête que son parapluie...
Le fait d'avoir peint cette peinture dans les tonalités sombres apporte une atmosphère particulière et réaliste à votre sujet.
Une jolie peinture.
gros bisous

Celeste Bergin said...

Martine wrote:

Oh! This last week was terribly windy. It would have been very difficult to open an umbrella ...
I love your interpretation ... this frail young woman who has used the storm as her umbrella ...
Having painted this painting in dark tones brings a special atmosphere and realistic about yourself.
A beautiful painting.
big kisses

Celeste Bergin said...

p.s. ....thanks, Martine!

Sergio DS said...

I use no umbrella, but since I wear glasses are my salvation.
Beautiful watercolor.
I´ll come back, sure.

Maritza said...

Y la evocadora lluvia siempre nutriendo nuestras almas de hermosa creatividad...

MUY HERMOSA PINTURA.
Diría que BELLÍSIMA! Pero creo que las palabras no alcanzan para describirla.
Es cierto. Es una gran obra de arte,Celeste!.

Te felicito.
ABRAZO GRANDE DESDE CHILE.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Long cool woman in a black dres...

Love the weigh she is leaning away from the wind/rain. Love the song too (You don't own me...)

John Simlett said...

I liked this painting first time around and still do.

The reason women like umbrellas?
1. It keeps the rain off
2. She can poke 'the man' with it ... if he tells her what to do.

I'm all for equality .... but it's doubtful if men will ever get it! ;0)

Pam Holnback said...

Love this angle, a but looking up and in.

Lisa Graham Art said...

She is so chic...her and her umbrella. Yes I agree with you...there is something charming about umbrellas.

Celeste Bergin said...

Maritza wrote:

And the rain always evocative nourish our souls of beautiful creativity ...

VERY BEAUTIFUL PAINTING.
I would say beautiful! But I believe that words fail to describe.
It's true. It is a great work of art, Celeste!.

I congratulate you.
BIG HUG FROM CHILE.

(Thanks, Maritza!)

hw (hallie) farber said...

Yes to the video and yes to umbrella paintings!

Jane said...

Love the movement here !

mary maxam said...

First, I love the video but best of all I love this painting!! The use of both positive and negative space, wonderful shapes and limited value- Bravo!!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Your design is fabulous, Celeste. I love the power of the angle and contrasting values of skin, rain and darks.