Saturday, January 12, 2013

An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge
Day Eleven

'Rice Bowl and Spoon 2'
Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge
Day Eleven
Oil on Panel
6 x 6
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 I am loving this challenge except for some frustration
in attempting to photograph the wet paintings because of
the glare I am getting.  I did another version of this
painting because I wanted to see what it would
look like with the bowl being larger,  I find that there
are things I like about both of them, so I am very
glad I painted both.  Here is a picture of them
side by side.  Which one do you like best?

All of my paintings for this Challenge will be done in a 6 x 6 format,
and my main goal while painting from life
something which will only benefit my work.

If you would like to join this Challenge, or just follow the
work of the participating artists, just visit her blog:

Slices of Life by Leslie Saeta

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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Dave Casey said...

It depends. If I'm having a bowl of cereal in the morning, the bowl on the right. If I'm having my nightly bowl of ice cream, the bowl on the left. :) But both very nicely done.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Somehow missed the pear below! Well done and your painting of light is fabulous, Claire!

CrimsonLeaves said...

P. S. Love this version too but I think like the first one a bit better. Not sure why, partially the background, partially the composition.

Debra Bryant said...

This is a lovely little still life, and I do like it better smaller. I find the quiet empty space balances the soft rich blue of the bowl better. Both are exceptionally painted.

Jenny Dobbs Nelson said...

I like both of them...I have been drawn to this painting. I think I like the first, smaller one best.

Sunny said...

Claire I am having the exact same problem with photographing. I did my [ainting yesterday (night) but did not post yet b/c of said reason, very frustrating. However I like both your paintings, but the larger bowl just a bit better. Have a great weekend!

Susan Spohn said...

Love your bowl. Well done!

Dottie Leatherwood said...

I am feeling your pain with the camera. Between the gray winter days and the glare of the wet paint...I find myself doing everything but standing on my head trying to get a good picture! Love both paintings but I think I like the larger bowl best :)

Fay Terry said...

I love them both, but would vote for the larger one.
Great job!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

thanks, Dave! That's usually the way I determine which size bowl to use too :)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you Sherry, for both of your comments!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thanks so much, Debra. I find that as I study them more, I like the first one a bit better for the same reasons you have mentioned.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Jenny!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Sunny, I even put my painting under the table in the studio (to block all top light) and tried to take a picture. I am thinking the Liquin is giving the painting a shininess that is causing most of my problem.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

thanks so very much, Susan!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Dottie! I think I am going to stop using the Liquin, in the hopes that it will stop some of the shininess.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Thank you, Fay!

Celeste Bergin said...

GREAT job with the 30 day this!

Cathy Engberg said...

There are things I like about both of them. I like them both... I could never choose! Really nice.

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