Thursday, February 3, 2011

by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Summer Plums'
Oil  8 x 10

There's nothing like sun-kissed, fresh fruit right off the tree.  I
loved the color of these plums, especially with one of the plum's
interior flesh showing.  The plate is one of many I have that came
down to me from my mother - it is an 'orphan', but one I have
always treasured because of the beautiful purple flower on the edge. 
It just seemed the perfect place for the plums to rest before they
became part of our meal.

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linda cardina said...

outstanding work and blog! glad i stumbled upon u. i noticed your are from pa! i am too!.

Marie Theron said...

Lovely purple fruit! I know that I must spend some time enjoying all your flowers and landscape paintings too, Claire!

AutumnLeaves said...

Claire, they are sumptuous. Perfect capture of that blue powdery sheen I often see on plums. I've never been a plum fan, but once an old friend was making plum jam in her kitchen and gave me a taste right as she canned it. Warm plum jam is to absolutely die for!

Barbara said...

This is a lovely painting. I'm admiring the color scheme and the strong values. The plate is beautiful, and the plums look delicious.

Melanie Statnick said...

Mmm plums. I have'nt had one in a long time. The values are in this are wonderful!

Virginia Floyd said...

Love the beautiful oranges in the flesh of the plums against the deep purples in the skin. Wonderful job on getting that blue sheen.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful painting! Thanks for sharing about the plate. That makes the painting even more special. I have some of my grandmothers "orphans" too.

Tina Concetta Revie said...

I love your composition Claire. Beautiful colour rendition on your plums!
Lovely painting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you for following my blog, Linda - and for your very nice comment. What part of PA do you hail from?

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Marie. I know when I go to your blog I love to troll around and look at all of your beautiful work!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Sherry! I love fresh fruit, so it's nice when things are in season because I can paint then eat!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I really appreciate your comment, Barbara! Thank you.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Melanie!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Virginia - that duskiness on the plums was so much fun to paint.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Kimberly - thank you, I have to say that some of my favorite dishes are orphan's from my grandmother and my mother, and other members of the family who were dish collectors.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Tina. The oranges, reds and purples of the plums were what compelled me to paint them - made me think of Summer!

DEB said...

Yes, you did an excellent job on that plum skin! Wish they were in season - now I want one!

Pat Koscienski said...

Wow, Claire! I can almost taste these plums. Very well painted.


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