Wednesday, August 1, 2012

An Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Magic Lilies'
Plein Air
8 x 10

I have always loved these flowers that seem to magically pop
up from the ground in August each year.  They are
called 'Magic Lilies', or 'Surprise Lilies', and are
such a joy to find in the late summer garden.  I really
enjoyed painting these today in my friend Pat's garden
(and also the delicious lunch she made for us)!

My gear on site this morning...

Pat working on her painting.  Our umbrellas really came in handy
when that hot sun popped out.  If you look closely you can
see two batches of 'magic lilies' among the black-eyed susans.

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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hmuxo said...

I love these delicate pink flowers! You painted them beautifully, Claire.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Pat has such a gorgeous place! I think it would be an amazing place to paint. Your lilies are "magical" indeed, Claire. Such lovely delicate pinks against the rich foliage background.

Azra said...

Beautiful lilies Claire!! i love the natural background,they look so full of energy

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Love the flowers. I really need to get an umbrella for painting. It limits where I can work greatly by not having one.

Virginia Floyd said...

What a gorgeous place to inspiring! I like your magic lilies. Really like the unfocused background.

Pat Koscienski said...

Painted beautifully, as usual, Claire. I've seen this flower, but never knew the name; thanks for the info.


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