Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Remembering Summer'
20 x 16

This Summer, we had the pleasure of going to Port Royal, PA
to paint on the farm of Eric and Nancy Olson.   Before leaving,
we were allowed to take some of these gorgeous  sunflowers
home with us.  I took mine up to my studio, plopped them into
this old half-gallon canning jar and took loads of pictures for
when I would have time to paint this remembrance of summer.

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Claire Beadon Carnell


hmuxo said...

I love sunflowers and you painted this beautifully. Putting them in this jar was a wonderful idea.

padmaja said...

Amazing job Claire, I can look right through that glass jar! The flowers brought shine to my cold day!

Azra said...

This beautiful painting certainly made me miss summer!

Sunny said...

Awwww, I love the sunflower against the wood background! So very nice!

Diana Marshall said...

Love the colour of the glass and those beautiful sunflowers, pleasing composition too.

Mary Anne Cary said...

What is it about sunflowers, they are so alluring! I just love them and never tire of them, this is a great composition and representation of them! Love the jar!

Anonymous said...

I love the rusticity of this piece and the dot of light blue in the surface of the water is perfection and a perfect example of why you are such an amazing artist, Claire. Beautiful!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda. I find that when I bring flowers in from the garden I usually put them in old milk bottles or canning jars - just like the way they look.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Padmaja, your comment really put a smile on my face - Thank you!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Azra - we have been having some great weather here, but looks like it is going to get really 'Winter-like' by the end of the week. I will be glad to have these sunflowers to look at to remember the warmth of summer!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Sunny!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Diana. I really appreciate the comment about the composition because I put a lot of thought into placement of that jar especially.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Mary Anne- thanks so much for your very kind comment!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You're making me blush, Sherry. Thank you!

Marie Theron said...

Splendid image, Claire!That is just the way they grow! And congratulations on completing your 100! The last landscape is quite wonderful showing a painter doing what she does best!


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