Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gettysburg National Battlefield
An Original Plein Air Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Redbuds by Devil's Den'
Gettysburg National Battlefield
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12

I have had several requests that I post just the painting, so
here it is.  I pulled it out of my pochade box and signed it.
I have to say that seeing it made me smile as I remembered
the beautiful day of painting!

'Redbuds by Devil's Den'
Gettysburg National Battlefield
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12

Today was one of those perfect Spring days.  The
temperatures were in the high 50's, the air literally sparkled
with light, and the redbuds were in full bloom on the
Gettysburg Battlefield. Members from our plein air group, the
Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters, painted
on the battlefield this morning, and this is my painting
right before I packed up and headed home for the day. 

I am so blessed to be able to follow my passion.

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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CrimsonLeaves said...

You are indeed blessed to be able to follow your passion, Claire. And this is one gorgeous piece! I so love wildflowers!

Pattie Wall said...

What a beautiful setting..I remember last year's awesome paintings from the battlegrounds. You have an awesome opportunity to be able to do this. This painting looks so interesting, the view you composed...

Giselle McMenamin said...

Wonderful painting Claire!

Jane said...

You captured reality perfectly ...and even made it prettier . Happy Easter!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Sherry. We have so many neat places to paint around here - especially the battlefield. I was so glad that we got there to paint the redbuds while they were blooming!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Pattie! I rather liked the contrast between those huge boulders and the soft blooms.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thnaks so much Giselle!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Jane - Happy Easter to you too!

Celeste Bergin said...

Dear Claire,
It is great to see a painting of such a beautiful place..I visited there once and I will never forget the sense of awe I had there---I knew and sensed that I was on "hallowed ground". Beautiful work.

Maria Hock said...

I love seeing the painting and seeing it in the Pochade box! the pop of colors behind the rocks really gives the piece dimension. Lovely!

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful painting, Claire! I love those pink flowers peeking through the huge rocks...gorgeous piece!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Celeste. It definitely is a very special place - such a contrast of today's beautiful landscape and the tragedy and loss of life 150 years ago. it is one of my very favorite places to paint.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Maria - I like to show the painting as it is being painted on site!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Hilda. I am working on another piece from that day in Gettysburg up in my's amazing where these redbuds will take root!


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