Saturday, July 31, 2010

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

Oil 6 x 8

Day 38

A little bit of summer whimsy. The fireflies
have been magnificent this year, and I've been
watching them since they first appeared at the
beginning of June. From those observations, I just
sat down and painted what I remembered seeing.
What do you think?

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Anne C M Campbell said...

This work is just beautiful Claire - a beautiful, balmy summer night is what I am seeing here! Those fireflies must have been difficult to paint! Lovely.

Pat Koscienski said...

Beautifully done, Claire. I see something I haven't seen for quite a while, an evening sky filled with fireflies. I really like the purple and green, and the fireflies just sparkle.

Kerri Settle said...

I love this! When I was a kid I loved sitting on my grandmother's porch and watching the fireflies light up the mountains. This brings back great memories!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful. I wish we had fire flies here. Thank you for sharing yours.

Rodica Voicu said...

This is wonderful!
What a bright idea for painting a summer night!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. I've always thought that fireflies were one of the most amazing creatures on this earth. I look forward to seeing them every Summer!

AutumnLeaves said...

This is summer magic, Claire. I love it and I was thinking of this same technique for a similar slice of summer whimsy. Beautiful! I also look forward to seeing the lightening bugs every summer!

Karen Bruson said...

This has such a wonderful sense of mystery.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you so much! I am in the process of getting ready for a show in September, so getting my challenge paintings down has been more 'challenging' - I can not tell you how much your kind comments encourage me to keep on plugging away.

Rodrica said...

Love this one. A tough subject and a brilliant & sparkly solution.


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