Thursday, October 25, 2012

An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell


© Claire Beadon Carnell
Oil on Archival Linen Panel
18 x 24

I have been playing with composition with the last few
still life paintings I have done, and with this one I tried to
push it as far as it would go and still work.  I had SO much fun
working on it, and it didn't hurt that it combines
deep pink tulips in one of my favorite vases - a
Fenton Cranberry Opalescent hobnail. 

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CrimsonLeaves said...

I didn't know this was Fenton glass. It seems I remember seeing a similar type vase from when I was growing up. I wonder what happened to it? Ah well...I think this is beautiful, Claire. I love the similar palette between vase, flower, and background and the green leaves just ground the whole piece. Beautiful!

hmuxo said...

This is a lovely piece, Claire..the tulips are beautiful and I love the texture in the vase..!

Pat Koscienski said...

Oh, I do like the different composition, Claire. So unique and beautifully done.

padmaja said...

The subject stretching on to the whole canvas from one end has made it interesting, love the vase and the bright tulips!

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Claire! I love the colors and composition of this one. I didn't know Fenton, until I visited the factory that is right behind my husband's cousins house in Williamstown several years ago. Now I am a big Fenton fan. You really captured the essence of that vase! Hobnail is cool especially in red!

Charlotte Yealey said...

This is beautiful, Claire! I love to experiment with composition. Makes for very unique paintings.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Sherry. I have a couple of pieces of this cranberry opalescent hobnail glass and I am fascinated with the color - of course I do have a thing for PINK!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Hilda! I really enjoyed working on this, and hope that shows ;)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Pat. I think I took over 60 photographs of my tulips - then cropped and pushed and shoved until I got just what I wanted. That extended tulip is what made me want to do this painting from the get-go!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Padmaja - this is a color group that I am especially fond of.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Pattie - this is probably my favorite of the colored glass that came down to me through my mom.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Charlotte. This one took a lot of thought, photographing and pushing things around until I got the composition I wanted. The extended tulip was the heart of it all!


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