Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Susquehanna Roundbales'
11 x 14

I put out a request on Facebook recently to see if any one
in my area had seen round haybales that are bound with baling wire
instead of sheathed in plastic, as most of the farmers
have begun to do.  I wanted the irregularity of the bales,
and the imperfections as well.  I got a great
response from people in my area, and was able
to go out in the early evening to observe and photograph several
fields of these roundbales here in the Susquehanna Valley.
My thanks to all of the people who helped me out!!!

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Pam Holnback said...

I know what you mean about the hay bales! While the plastic might be great for the farmers, it's not for the artists! Great composition.

Pat Koscienski said...

What a clever way to get your info, Claire. Beautiful painting.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Pam! Yes, it seems as thoough more and more farmers are using the plastic sheathing, and it makes the bales look so fake :(

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Pat - I am so glad my post on Facebook was so helpful!

Linda Young said...

Beautiful, Claire. I get lost in this...and that's a good thing!

martinealison said...

J'ADORRRRRRRRE.... Je suis toujours très fascinée par les bottes de paille ou de foin... Je trouve qu'elles captent magiquement la lumière et intensifient le paysage qui les entourent comme un rehausseur de la beauté naturelle. Et dans votre peinture elles opèrent la même magie... bravo!
J'ai photographié de nombreuses et différentes bottes de foin et à chaque fois je me disais je vais en intégrer dans mes peintures... mais je ne l'ai jamais fait encore... craignant peut-être de ne pas réussir à capturer cet effet magique...
Beau travail encore...
Gros bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful work, Claire. I love the colors and I just love Pennsylvania! So much beauty within!

Nan Johnson said...

Love your approach to this, gathering the info. Great painting too!

Linda Young said...

I left a comment here yesterday; but somehow, it didn't show up. I really like this painting, Claire. It makes me want to sit and let my mind wander around the fields and bales. Just a beautiful painting expertly done! (having trouble with this still! maybe it's my computer, I don't know)

Linda Y

Dean H. said...

Wonderfully done, Claire! Great texture vibrates throughout. Love how you do the trees! Great aerial perspective!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting...looks so amazing with the round it should be. Coming back from Tennessee, we saw many with the plastic wrap.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you for your comments, Linda. For some reason, even after I approve the comments they are not showing up right away.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Merci vous, Martine. J'ai toujours été attiré par la couleur et l'individualité de Haybales, et ne peut pas résister à les peindre. J'espère que vous allez peindre certains trop - J'aimerais les voir!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Nan. I am glad the FaceBook question worked out so well for me, and I'm so thankful for the people who not only responded, but even sent me photographs to help me find them!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Dean!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Sherry - we live in a beautiful state, and in a beautiful country!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda. I am worried that the plastic sheathing will be the trend. Sure that it makes it easier for the farmers, but the bales just don't have the same 'personality'.


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