Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wed-nes-day!

Here is a plein air painting I did last week from Panorama Point. 

I am loving my new/old Soltek easel. (I bought it used and even though it gave me fits at first.. we're finally good friends now!)

Today Dave and I went over to visit our art pal, Jim King. He broke his foot (very badly) last month and he is confined to his house for several more weeks. Jim paints or draws every day! We miss him at our art discussion meetings, because he always says something meaningful. (Get better, Jim!)

(Top Photo) Painting: Celeste Bergin, Mt. Hood from Panorama Point, oil on 8x10 canvas panel

10 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

I so love how the foreground foliage frames this gorgeous view!! I also love seeing you at your easel!!

Sheryl Anthony said...

get well to your friend. your mountain painting is so good!

Helen Moreda said...

You got such great distance. Well done!

Dan Kent said...

Wonderful! I cannot imagine how wonderful it must feel to paint plein air in front of a mountain. Sigh. Welcome back - you bring to life all of my arty dreams.

A few days ago I followed the link to your discussion group, and then - omg - I was so fascinated - I was am about to deal with shadows in the painting I am doing. Next thing you know, I'm stealing every spare moment surfing the web to read all I can about types of shadows (who knew?) and colors of shadows etc. The best on it that I found was at James Gurney's blog (Gurney Journey), no surprise. Thanks as always for linking we foreigners to your meetings.

Dan Kent said...

Wonderful! I cannot imagine how wonderful it must feel to paint plein air in front of a mountain. Sigh. Welcome back - you bring to life all of my arty dreams.

A few days ago I followed the link to your discussion group, and then - omg - I was so fascinated - I was am about to deal with shadows in the painting I am doing. Next thing you know, I'm stealing every spare moment surfing the web to read all I can about types of shadows (who knew?) and colors of shadows etc. The best on it that I found was at James Gurney's blog (Gurney Journey), no surprise. Thanks as always for linking we foreigners to your meetings.

mary maxam said...

I think it is so successful the way that you've simplified the scene from what must have been a multitude of layers. yes, so good!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I love Mt Hood and this reminds me of why. What a great painting. Love the foreground bush color too.
When we used to fly out of Portland I always make sure I get a window seat so I could admire it.
Jim looks pretty happy to have company.

Page Railsback said...

This painting is very beautiful..smooth and creamy

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love coming here...there are always pretty landscapes and pretty portraits to look at in your beautiful style Celeste. Yes...get better Jim.

I was sorry to see you lost a friend recently.

xo

hmuxo said...

A beautiful landscape, Celeste.
Love it!!!