Saturday, January 22, 2011

HARBINGER OF SPRING (Work in Progress)
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Harbinger of Spring'
Oil  16 x 12

With another snow storm in the forecast for next week, my
mind turned to thoughts of Spring this morning.  This is the
work I was able to get done today, and I hope to get it
finished tomorrow.  I tried something very different today,
and am really pleased with the results. 

Usually I tint my canvas with yellow ochre or another color
and let it dry before I begin a painting, but today I painted
much of the background area with a warm pinkish coral color,
 then painted right on top of this wet layer.  I applied the paint
loosely and was careful not to overwork it so it didn't get muddy. 
What do you think?

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AutumnLeaves said...

I think it is a gorgeous showing of my favorite flower! I don't paint in oils much but when I do, it is sometimes wet on wet. I really have to lay it on thick when applying a new color over another, such as in the background here or in a sky or over ground. Hopefully my oils class (that is supposed to begin in a little over a week) will show me some tricks.

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Claire - the pinkish coral underpainting works wonderfully in this one. This one is lovely! I agree, it may be time for nicer weather!!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I think the pink/coral worked. I usually just use sienna or gray to tone canvas. I may try some other colors as well.

yasha said...

This is beautiful work Claire.

Art with Liz said...

That certainly worked well for you Claire! A great painting - fresh and vibrant.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!

Theresa Paden said...

So beautiful and inspiring!


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