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Thursday, November 17, 2011

INSPIRATION FROM A BACK YARD
by Claire Beadon Carnell
100 Paintings in 100 Days Challenge
'Inspirations from a Back Yard'
100/100

'Inspiration from a Back Yard'
Oil on Canvas
6 x 8
100/100

Day 100

What an adventure this has been...I have had so much fun,
and in the process of this challenge have also learned
so much more about painting.  I feel a sense of accomplishment
having finished this, but also a little sad that it has come to an end.

I want to thank all of the people who have so faithfully
followed this challenge, and have offered such encouragement
along the way!

Thanks also to the people who have given me reference
material from their own back yards that I could paint!

Special thanks to my beautiful daughter who gave me the
extra push I needed to go ahead and start the challenge even
though I wasn't sure I was ready, and who
also helped me come up with the idea for the final painting
of the challenge...of myself painting in my back yard.

I am working on another challenge that I want to start
next year...more information to follow!!!

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell

19 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

Congratulations! Am already looking forward to the next one!

Giselle McMenamin said...

Wonderful Claire. Really great accomplishment. You keep me motivated!

conservativelybohemian said...

Claire, this is the perfect end to a beautiful series! Truly gorgeous and I just love the composition, the depth, the colors and the lushness of your back yard! Truly a wow piece and I hope you keep this one just for you!

Thank you too for your wonderful words on my blog. Truly an encouragement to me and from one of the very first followers I ever had. You were the reason I decided to keep at it, by the way, though maybe not as openly as I usually write. Thank you again...

hmuxo said...

Excellent painting, Claire!

Azra said...

Well done Claire!! How appropriate and clever to paint yourself,a lovely end to this great challenge!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Pam. Congratulations on having two of your paintings accepted into Randy Higbee's 6 squared show!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so very much, Giselle - I appreciate all of your supportive remarks - they have kept me motivated!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Sherry - you have been such a fantastic supporter of my blog since the day I started blogging - thank you!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda - I had a lot of fun painting this. My grandson is still trying to figure out how I was able to paint myself into the picture - I am not giving up my secret!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you so much, Azra - I really appreciate all of your support and encouragement!

Pat Koscienski said...

Congratulations, Claire. Great imagination on this last painting...love it! Tell your g-son, it's "magic!". Looking forward to your next endeavor.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Pat! I just purchased my canvases for my next challenge...am I crazy...definitely!

Barbara said...

Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment. I enjoyed sharing the journey.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Barbara - I appreciated your following the experience with me!

padmaja said...

You concluded it with a fabulous job Claire.. very inspirational you are!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Padmaja! I have really enjoyed your following along and the great support!!!

Mary Anne Cary said...

Congrats Claire! Job well done, and you have taught me along the way with all your processes and learning experiences from this. A great accomplishment for you!!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations Claire! This has been a fun challenge for all of us! This final painting is wonderful and I bet your family is encouraging you to paint a larger one! Are you going to incorporate these into a book? I suggest "inspiration for a Back Yard" as the cover! Can't wait to see what you are going to do next!

Gabrielle said...

I'm a little late, but congratulations on your 100th painting! I like your daughter's idea for your 100th painting. Very appropriate!

I'm glad that after a well-deserved break, you will be doing another challenge. Endings are just the beginnings of something else after all.

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