Saturday, March 24, 2012

An Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Foggy Morning'
 16 x 8

Yesterday morning we painted at Samuel Lewis State Park,
and the area was completely fogged in - you could
not even see the view of the river.  However, the
fog created such beautiful, muted color and it wasn't
hard to just jump in and start painting!  I liked the way
these rocks provided a bit of color to the scene.

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martinealison said...

Un magnifique travail dans les roches, non seulement dans leurs formes mais dans les nuances de couleurs. L'ensemble des arbres apportent une atmosphère particulière à votre toile et le choix du format est très judicieux. Beau travail.
Je ne serais pas étonnée de savoir que dans cet endroit il y ait des champignons !! j'aime tant aller à la cueillette des champignons!
Gros bisous

CrimsonLeaves said...

Claire, I believe you were one of the first followers on my blog as well. I am thrilled to own the painting and cannot wail until it arrives.

This one looks like a photograph! I actually had to scroll back up and look again when I began reading! Gorgeous job on those rocks and leaves between them. There is always a rather beautiful calm with fog.

hmuxo said...

This is so beautifully painted! I love the rocks and love the subtle colors due to the fog!!!

Nan Johnson said...

Claire - this is so striking it really caught my eye. Your shading on the trees is just perfect & love the rocks as well.

Pat Koscienski said...

Wow, you really captured the mood of the day, Claire. Excellent job.

Rosemary said...

Of course you wouldn't let fog slow you down! Love this format and the tall trees...can feel the mist! Great job!

padmaja said...

Love the vertical format you chose for this one..I can enjoy the fog through those lovely trees!

Pattie Wall said...

I love the fog, except for in an automobile. This painting has a perfect - moist looking fog. It's very nice!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Merci, Martine! J'aime aller à la chasse pour les champignons aussi bien, et j'espère trouver quelques délicieux champignons morilles au printemps.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Sherry - this was a first time for painting fog for me. Must admit, that I enjoyed it!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda. I am SUCH a color addict, and this was an interesting exercise in restraint!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much for your comment, Nan. This is a different type of painting for me, and I really was happy with the results.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Pat. Your comment makes me feel that I was able to convey my intentions with this painting.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Rosemary. It took almost an hour and a half to get to the site - so even if it was raining I think I would have tried to paint something from the car!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I was so glad that I had that 8 x 16 canvas in my car, Padmaja. As soon as I saw those rocks and trees, I knew I wanted a vertical format for my painting!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I agree with you, Pattie. Had to drive through some pea-soup fog to get to the site. Was thinking about turning around and going home, but half-way there it started to lift a bit. My only regret is that I did not get to see the spectacular view of the Susquehanna River from this park because it was too foggy. Will have to go back again on a sunny day!


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