Saturday, November 20, 2010

Plein Air
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Bare Tree in the Garden'
Plein Air
Oil on linen    12 x 9

This week the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters
had the wonderful opportunity of painting in the gardens
of the Pennsylvania Governor's residence.  The buildings
within the compound are beautiful, but my eye was drawn
to this scene of a bare tree standing starkly against a
backdrop of colorful fall foliage.

Although the day was raw and  cold, we were warmly
greeted by Tammy and other staff at the residence,
and were even invited to come inside to warm up with
some hot tea and freshly baked cookies.  Now that's
what I call some plein air roughin' it  :)

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Dean H. said...

A beautiful job, Claire! You were right...the contrast of the tree with the surrounding background foliage makes an interesting painting.

Pattie Wall said...

Claire - beauty, being in the eye of the beholder - takes on a new meaning when I look at some of your 100 painting in 100 days. You live in a world full of wondrous sights and color. Your subjects are vibrant and inviting. You paint them with such passion! Looking forward to seeing more. And, so much thanks for your kind words about our loss.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Dean. My husband LOVES the deer painting I got from you.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Patti, I really appreciate your thoughtful comments.

Cathyann said...

I can smell the crispness of the air ..a fine painting, Clare. Happy Thanksgiving to you.


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