Friday, November 2, 2012

An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Tiny Nest 2'
Oil on Panel
6 x 8

About a year ago, I painted this nest as an ACEO,
and as soon as I had finished it I knew that
some day I wanted to paint it on a larger scale.
I just loved those little eggs peeking out of
the bottom edge of the nest...

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padmaja said...

This painting subject has been on mind for quite some time and I am so glad to see it through your magical expression. It is beautiful Claire, in our balcony,I have watched for hours, the amount of hard work that goes in to carefully compiling each one of those straws to result in this lovely little home.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Were the eggs blue in the original ACEO, Claire? For some reason that sticks in my memory. Anyway, love this larger version too, and that red surface just makes the whole piece pop and shine. Always beautiful work.

Pat Koscienski said...

Claire, I can feel you building this nest with paint, much like the birds did with the straw. Beautiful!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Padmaja. It always astounds me that such a frail structure can hold the eggs as well as the nesting parent - birds are exceptional engineers!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Sherry - I did do another larger nest that had blue eggs - but this tiny nest has always held the white eggs with the brown speckles. Thanks!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks, Pat - I did feel as though I was building up the next with the brushstrokes!

hmuxo said...

You painted this perfectly, Claire..Not an easy subject!!!


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