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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TEMPTATION
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Temptation'
Oil on Canvas panel
 8 x 8

We all know what happened to Adam and Eve in
the Garden of Eden when they succumbed to temptation...
How could I not be tempted to paint this gorgeous
yellow delicious apple with its crown of leaves?

What's truly amazing is that this is one of the apples
 that I got at  Hollabaugh's Orchard in Biglerville, PA early
in the Fall of last year, and it has stayed in perfect
condition right up until about a week ago.


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Claire Beadon Carnell
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13 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Claire, as always your work is just gorgeous! I love seeing fruit paintings with the leaves still attached. It adds so much more life to the piece.

padmaja said...

The title is lovely and the painting has a masterly feel to it.. like those you see in museums!

hmuxo said...

You painted this apple beautifully, Claire!! Love those beautiful green leaves as well!!!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you , Sherry! The leaves were the real attraction - they had so much movement and were a delight to paint!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You make me blush, Padmaja - thank you for your very kind comments!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda! I think this photograph is slightly more yellow than the painting. Those subtle greens in the apple's leaves were really gorgeous.

Jane said...

Fabulous Claire, love the strong simplicity of this and love the title. Great art work!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you for your comments, Jane. Sometimes the titles come to me before paint even hits the canvas - when that happens I write it down in pencil on the edge of the canvas so I don't forget! This was one that came to me about midway through the painting, and seemed very appropriate!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wonderful detailing and silhouette on those leaves, very lovely.

Dean H. said...

Very tempting indeed, Claire! Wonderfully done!

Karen Bruson said...

Fabulous job!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

This is beautiful! So classical!!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful light and colours. Love the curls of the leaves too.

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