Friday, November 4, 2011

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

'Fall Tree Tops'
Oil on Canvas
8 x 6

Day 98

I had planned to go out painting with my plein air group
today, but the morning started out grey and drizzly.
Not wanting to waste the morning, I started painting on
some projects I already have in the works.  By noon, the wind had
kicked the clouds out of the way, and the sun had popped out,
so I decided to paint the tree tops of the beautiful
maple trees in my yard.  Even with all of the snow we
got last weekend, there were still a lot of
wonderful, colorful leaves to paint!

Only two more to go...

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Claire Beadon Carnell


Giselle McMenamin said...

Good for you Claire! You came out with a beautiful piece here. Love it when the light dances on the treetops like that.

padmaja said...

What a boon to have such a colourful tree in your back yard! It has sprung to life with your brush work!

Anonymous said...

This is just so beautiful, Claire. I just love autumn leaves! The way the branches come towards you...just beautiful depth and dimension. Another favorite for sure!

Azra said...

How lucky you are to have such magnificent trees !
The colours are just beautiful!

Dean H. said...

Magnificent whatyou have done with these treetops, Claire!
Thanks for you gracious comment on my DPW Challenge entry. :)

Karen Bruson said...

Beautiful painting.

Isabel Pérez Lima said...

Beautiful Autumn colors!

Lorraine Shirkus said...

Just beautiful!!! Love your color and glorious brush work!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Giselle - thanks so much for your comments! I have always loved trees, and when those leaves start to change color in the Fall, it is sublime :)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Padmaja - we have about four of these sugar maples along the side of our house, and in the Fall when the sun shines on the brilliant color of the leaves it fills the house with golden light!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

As always - thank you, Sherry!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Azra. I love living among the trees - when I am in my studio and it is snowing it feels as though I am in a big treehouse!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Dean!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Karen :)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Isabel, the Fall leaves don't last very long, but their color is such a joy!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you very much for your kind comments, Lorraine.


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