Saturday, February 20, 2010


'Lilac Memories'
Oil 8 X 8

I always love when the lilacs bloom in April
because of the wonderful perfume they send
into the air. These are some of my own lilacs
that I have carried with me every time we have
moved. They include some stock from my
mother-in-law and also from a neighbor
who became my surrogate grandmother.
The vase is a cranberry opalescent hobnail vase
that belonged to my grandmother.

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Susan Roux said...

I have a student I want to show this painting to. She could benefit from seeing such a lovely piece where detail is minimal, yet carries the feeling of being totally detailed. The softness is so appealing. Very well done!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Susan. When I first started painting lilacs, the temptation was to paint each and every blossom, but I learned that getting the masses correct and then accenting areas of blossoms worked out best for me. Hope your student likes the painting!

Angela Elledge said...

This is a the warm and cool violets, the variety in the green shapes, and that vase, WOW! Outstanding!

AutumnLeaves said...

Claire, this is so beautiful! I thought the glass was a milk glass type (the hobnails), and see I was wrong. LOL I so love lilacs; my favorite flower! I would be carrying these with me when I moved too!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Angela!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Sherry. You are right - this is a hobnail vase. The base is a clear deep rose (or cranberry) color, and the 'hobs' are an opalescent white.

Kerri Settle said...

It's soft and beautiful, with such a relaxing palette. Lovely.

Prabha N. said...

I think you are amazing with flowers! Includes the beautiful valentine Carnation a glance, it looks so photographic...I am so impressed!

Nancie Johnson said...

Claire this is just stunning. My favorite flower in a beautiful vase. You paint lilacs with great skill. Wonderful!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Kerri, Prabha nad Nancie. I appreciate everyone's comments.

Art with Liz said...

Claire this is absolutely beautiful!


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