Saturday, July 23, 2011

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

'Rays of the Sun'
Oil on Panel
8 x 6

Day 80

With the very wet Spring that we had this year, I
never was able to get my sunflower seeds in the
ground - such a disappointment as I love them for
their beauty and for the seeds they provide for the birds.

My daughter had a random seed pop up in
her veggie garden - a sunflower that is at least seven
feet tall!  I got some photographs of this beautiful stray
sunflower, and used them to develop my painting.
May have to take another picture of this once it
is completely dry - sorry for the glare!

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Pam Holnback said...

80!! You're getting there!!

AutumnLeaves said...

So lovely, Claire. We had a wet spring too, but summer where I live has been pretty dry. We're showing thunderstorms every day for the past 5 days and areas all around us have had quite a bit of rain in the past few days. We had barely a sprinkle the other morning. That is is. But I did see for the first time ever two huge fields of all sunflowers! First time I'd ever seen a sunflower crop anywhere but on tv (and that was a horror movie) and it just looked amazing!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Nice sunflower Claire. I just did a large one and wiped the whole thing off, you did well!!

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted sunflower, Claire. wonderful color.

martinealison said...

je suis toujours fascinée par les tournesols... pas plus tard que hier, je roulais et sur la bande d'arrêt d'urgence de l'autoroute une fleur de tournesol avait grandi et fleuri. j'étais très étonnée et éblouie... Un grain de poésie au bord de l'autoroute... un beau moyen de nous faire ralentir !...
Votre tournesol est magnifique, j'aime les nuances de jaunes...
gros bisous

Carol Horzempa said...

Very nicely painted Sunflower! I've been struggling with flowers lately but you make it look easy, Claire.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Pam! It is getting closer and closer!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Sherry, several years ago we had a huge field of sunflowers growing right up the road - it was before I had my digital camera, and I shot over four different rolls of film! Thanks so much for commenting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks Mary Anne - I am cetrainly familiar with wiping out, and sometimes like the base color left behind.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks very much, Hilda!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Quelle merveilleuse surprise de découvrir que le tournesol long de la route! Merci pour votre commentaire, Martine!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Your paintings are always beautiful, Carol! Thanks for commenting on my sunflower.


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