Tuesday, July 19, 2011

by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'

'Lazy Daisy Days of Summer'
Oil on Panel
8 x 6

Day 78

Even though the temperatures here in South Central PA
are in the mid-nineties today, I decided to do a
plein air of some of my flowers...from under the shade
of my back porch.  Not only did it keep me out from the
intense heat of the blaring sun, but I was only about
ten steps away from my kitchen where air-conditioning,
and ice and water were easily accessed - a
definite plus in this heat!

My mother and her mother were both avid gardeners, and
I'd have to say that I inherited that gardening gene.  There isn't a flower
out in my yard that I don't admire and appreciate - from the
roses and lilies, to the simple clover in the grass.  Daisies have
always been appealing to me because of their fresh, clean
look - they always brighten up the flower beds!

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AutumnLeaves said...

So beautiful and natural, rich and lush! I have Doris Day skipping through my head now, though. LOL You've painted en plein aire in the most comfortable position ever!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the title of this one! Cute word play and great painting. I'm into flowers too.

SYLVIANE said...

Wonderful daisies, Claire!I love those flowers; unfortunately, despite my numerous seedlings, nothing comes out in my garden!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Sherry - although the best situattion would have been if I could have painted this 'plein air-conditioned'!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Kim - it is a lovely addiction to have!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks for your comment, Sylviane. These are Shasta daisies - have you tried them? They are perenniel and pretty sturdy.


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