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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

SHADES OF AMETHYST
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Shades of Amethyst'
Oil   24 x 30
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When I was growing up, my mom had this really impressive
amethyst crystal vase that she kept up on the mantlepiece.  Every
Spring, it was full of her gorgeous lilacs, and the whole house
was permeated with their wonderful scent. 
My mother had such a joy for life...and she savored every single
moment.  I hope there are lots and lots of lilacs up there in heaven.

This painting will be on exhibit at Gallerie 13 during the month of
January 2011 as part of the 'New Artists Exhibit' that will show
the work of artists who have joined the gallery in the past year. 
If you are in the area, I hope you can stop in!

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22 comments:

hmuxo said...

My first reaction...Wow!!! this is amazing! The color is so rich! One of my favorite flowers..I can almost smell it.! Well done Claire. Your Mom would have loved these beautiful Lilacs.

KEH said...

Beautiful work - there's something so gorgeous about lilacs and you did an excellent job capturing it ! All the blossoms look so realistic, and the colors are spot on !

Katie
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Theresa Paden said...

What a stunning painting, I love it! Beautiful colors, and you did such a fantastic job of painting the flowers and the vase. I also loved hearing about your mother and the amethyst vase.

Diana Marshall said...

This is such a beautiful painting with lovely memories of your mother attached to it, this one is sure to find a new home.

Susan Roux said...

I could just smell the lilacs as I clicked on your page. I'm glad I did. What a lovely memory of your mom. Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! You really know how to capture the delicacy of these wonderful flowers and their variations in color. The vase is awesome too! Lovely story behind it too.

Pam Holnback said...

Wow! This is one of your best! Great values!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous. For an instant I thought it was spring.

martinealison said...

C'est avec un immense plaisir que j'admire ce bouquet de lilas, signe du printemps... que j'aime.
Votre bouquet est somptueux, riche en couleurs et en légèreté malgré ses grappes...
Bisous et tous mes voeux de créativité.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the painting and thanks for sharing about your Mom. It makes the painting even more special.

Kerri Settle said...

Absolutely breathtaking painting!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

A stunning painting. This is exactly how a large bouquet looks...I can almost smell them as I look at them.
Happy New Year and Happy Painting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Oh my! Thanks so much everyone for the wonderful comments. I was away for the New Year's weekend, and what a pleasant surprise to find your comments and greetings. I hope all of you have an amazing New Year - full of creativity and happiness!

Pattie Wall said...

I have seen amethyst in glass only one time and I thought it was the coolest thing! Love the smell of lilacs. Can't wait for them to arrive this year. Your painting is grand!

Pat Koscienski said...

Ooohhh, claire, I can't wait to see this one at Gallerie 13. It's beautiful! See you Friday.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Pattie! Pat, thank you - I will see you this Friday at Gallerie 13 for the opening.

AutumnLeaves said...

Lilacs are my favorite of all the flowers and to see this gorgeous profusion in your mom's amethyst cut crystal vase? Oh heaven indeed! Beautiful piece, Claire!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Hi Sherry! So glad to see you back on the blogs. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

Gillian said...

This is superb! I can almost smell the fragrance. I love that warm glow of light through the vase. Clever. x

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you for your comments on my painting, Gillian - and also for becoming a follower of my blog!

Rosemary said...

Claire, this painting is fabulous! My favorite
"Claire Beadon Carnell" to date! The lilacs, your special handling of the leaves, the vase - all simply over the top! I join you in trusting there are lots of lilacs in Heaven for both our mom's.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Rosemary. I like the thought that will be lots of flowers of all kinds in heaven!

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