Monday, April 4, 2011

Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Wash Day Toys'
Oil on Linen
12 x 16

I have really enjoyed painting this particular still life.
As I painted these items, my mind wondered about
the little girl who played with these toys almost one hundred
years ago.  She obviously treasured this wash set, because
even after all of these years the pieces are in wonderful
condition.  I am sure that she felt such a sense of pride
working beside her mother and helping with the
washing and ironing.

My thanks to Carolyn and Fred Baldwin who graciously
let me borrow these items that once belonged to Carolyn's mother. 
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Claire Beadon Carnell
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hmuxo said...

What a beautiful piece Claire! Love the wash basin and the basket!! Amazing job!!

Pam Holnback said...

A great still life! Love the objects.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda. I was immediately attracted to the green wash tub when I first saw the set - and it was a lot of fun recreating that color in paint!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Pam! I love these objects too - but I am going to have to return them now that the painting is done. I have really enjoyed having them set up in the studio.

martinealison said...

Pour avoir beaucoup joué au lavoir à chaque fois que j'étais avec ma grand-mère petite, je suis heureuse de pouvoir admirer votre magnifique peinture qui me transporte dans mes souvenirs...
Je me souviens des fers à repasser qu'elle posait sur le fourneau de la cuisine... de la pattemouille... Les piles de linge parfaitement bien pliés...
Il y a une belle atmosphère dans cette peinture qui ne manque pas d'intérêt. Tout y est bien organisé et vos couleurs sont superbes. Très beau travail?
Gros bisous

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Martine, je suis heureux que ce ramené quelques souvenirs heureux pour vous sur le temps vous avez passé avec votre grand-mère.

AutumnLeaves said...

Claire, this is absolutely beautiful and my new favorite of your work. I love these antique pieces and your colors are simply so exquisite, so clean and neat. (I am amazed that you did this with oils; my oil work tends to be ponderous, I think.) Gorgeous work and awesome job!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I love nostalgic things. Great still life!

Pat Koscienski said...

Beautifully painted, Claire. Love the theme.

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

amazing still life... the objects are placed perfectly..

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Sherry, it was a joy to paint!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Kimberly. I have found that the older I get, the more I appreciate older things :)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Anudeepa.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Pat. When I first saw the items, I knew it was a painting waiting to happen!

Sunny said...

Beautiful memories you have inspired here, Claire! My sister and i used to "hang our doll laundry" on our enclosed front porch. A refreshingly nice painting!

Gwen Bell said...

Really terrific composition, Claire! Love the nostalgic feel. Brings back great memories.


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