Sunday, May 30, 2010

by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'

Oil 8 X 8

Day 15

This beautiful mourning dove built a nest in
our pine tree earlier this spring, but the nest
was destroyed by a wind storm. I was so
afraid they would never come back, but weeks
later she and her mate were rebuilding the
nest in the same place.

I have been very careful not to disturb her, but
was lucky enough to get a photograph of her
on the nest. She has since hatched two adorable,
fluffy fledglings.

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Pat Koscienski said...

I'm so glad they came back. What a beautiful painting, Claire.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is truly stunning Claire. You've captured a softness in this piece that just reflects the fragility of birds in general and the whole image of mothering in one sweet painting. I love this one!

Ann Rogers said...

I'm always so impressed when someone takes on this monumental task of "100 in a 100"! But you are off to a wonderful start. And this dove in the pine tree is a jewel.

Marie Theron said...

Very beautiful, Claire! The detail is absolutely perfect!

Kerri Settle said...

Adorable. Glad to hear the doves rebuilt, too!

Dana Cooper said...

Lovely Claire, I like the story too...congrats on your progress with your 100 paintings!

SYLVIANE said...

It's so cute!

Barbara said...

This is a beautiful painting. I love the watchful eye of the dove, and the subtle color changes.

Karen Bruson said...

Lovely painting and a nice story, too. Much success with your 100 paintings.


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