Monday, April 16, 2012

An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Dwarf Apple Tree'
Plein Air 4/16/2012
Oil on Canvas
5 x 7

I got up early this morning hoping the weather would
be cooperative and I could do some plein air
painting, and I wasn't disappointed.
All I had to do was walk out into my own
back yard - this dwarf apple tree in full bloom
made a perfect subject for a small plein air!

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martinealison said...

Un petit pommier qui vous donnera sans aucun doute de belles pommes à peindre...
Une peinture adorable avec une très belle harmonie de blancs et de roses.
Gros bisous

Pattie Wall said...

wow - color, texture and values are singing in this one, Claire. You live in and around such lush outdoors subjects! make it anpoint to paint where it's the best "en plein air". Bravo!

Dana Cooper said...

I think it is great that you can walk out your back door and see such beauty...wonderful Claire!o

Azra said...

Beautifully painted Claire!! Lovely brushwork makes this piece amazing!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love that you turned that 5 x 7 canvas on its side. It emphasizes that this is a dwarf apple tree. It really is a beautiful piece, Claire!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful blooms in this dwarf apple tree!! Love the colors and how wonderful just to step outside to do your painting!!

Jane said...

How lucky to have this gorgeously flowering apple tree in your yard, you made a beautiful painting out of it!

Karen Bruson said...

Really lovely.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Merci beaucoup, Martine. Les pommiers en fleurs ne durent pas longtemps sur l'arbre, et j'ai été très chanceux d'être en mesure d'avoir une belle matinée ensoleillée de les peindre.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Pattie! I do love putzing around the yard and growing things - and the side benefit to that is that they make some interesting painting material.
Hope that you are continuing to do well!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Dana. So many times I have seen the blossoms on this tree and thought 'I really want to paint them'...then when I find the time there are miniature apples forming and the blossoms are gone. I was very fortunate that my timing was better this year!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Azra - I did try to keep things loose on this tiny little canvas!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This tree really is small, Sherry. It produces apples, but since I don't like to use poisons in my garden, they get scabby. I harvest them and take them up as a treat for the deer in the woods.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Jane. It really is a very pretty little tree!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda - it was a gorgeous morning to paint outside.


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