Thursday, September 16, 2010

by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'
54/100 and 55/100

'Winged Gourd'
Oil  6 x 8

'Winged Gourd 2'
Oil  6 x 8

Day 54 and Day 55

Gourds amaze me - you plant the seeds and you never
truly know what you are going to get - so it is such a nice
surprize to find in the garden.  These are both from the
winged gourd family, and yet they have their own distinct
'personalities'.  I thought the first one was a bit devilish,
and quite perfect for Halloween!

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aktmanda1122 said...

The pits of hell and the snake....makes me wonder what is growing in my garden!...or hiding.......

Pat Koscienski said...

Both are great little paintings,Claire, but I really like the first. It has a lot of character and the red really showcases it.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

One never knows...

r garriott said...

Great Googly Winged Gourds! You've so lovingly portrayed their lumps and beautiful bumps...

Dean H. said...

Love the curved shadow in #2...and the super charged background in the first!

Nancy Everett said...

These are lovely. The unique shapes create an interesting composition.

Lisa Walsh said...

The top one does have a 'Little Shop of Horrors' feel to it, and I love it. Great job on the textures. You gotta love a gourd!

Fay Akers said...

I was just admiring some gourds today. My daughter brought me home some small pumpkin ones, but I think they need some color. You have inspired me I think I'll go back and pick up one or two.


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