Thursday, January 31, 2013

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

Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge
Day Thirty
Oil on Panel
6 x 6

It's hard to believe this is the last day of the challenge.
I had all kinds of ideas for my last painting, and had
planned to paint from life as I had done with the previous
twenty nine paintings...but I was up in the studio and
found a black and white photo of my ten year old
grandson when he was a baby - looking like a superstar.

This has been a terrific challenge, and I have learned a lot.
Julie Oliver, one of the participating artist asked me if I
had met the goals I had set for myself at the beginning.
I definitely pushed myself to paint with more paint,
and have worked hard to be looser.  However, I have
also realized that I have to paint like myself.
Even when I am painting my last painting, there will
always be something new to learn - which is one of the
reasons I love painting so much!

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

If you would like to see more of my work,
please visit my website or my blog. If you are
interested in purchasing any of my paintings you see
here on this blog, please contact me.

Claire Beadon Carnell
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Pattie Wall said...

How fun! What a great one to end the challenge with! Very nice. You are right, paint like yourself - I feel when you have been painting this long - there should be no wish to paint differently, something has been going right. I am looking forward to really getting INTO a painting rather than these quickie drive-bys. It's been fun - felt like I was painting right along with you. Looking forward to more! Hugs!

Charlotte Yealey said...

What a great way to end your challenge with your rockstar grandson! All the paintings are wonderful!

Debra Bryant said...

Love this! I can hardly resist a face myself, especially kids! Well done!

Pat Koscienski said...

What a way to top off your 30 day challenge, Claire. Congratulations on your completion. And, thank you for giving us the opportunity to share this project with you. Well done!!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

'Congrats..YOU DID IT and did it Good!

Nan Johnson said...

Love this Claire! Great final painting in the challenge - but looking forward to you new work as well!

Darla McDowell said...

I love this fun, little painting! So cute! And congratulations on completing the challenge. Well done!!!

Jane Albin said...

Amazing! and congratulations on completing the challenge. What a great final piece for it. Well done.

Kelly Dombrowski said...

Wonderful Claire! Such personality! And congratulations on a job well done! That is also a biggie I learned, Paint like yourself!

Susan said...

Wowie Zowie...what a cool painting to finish this challenge with. So enjoyed following your work.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

This has everything...complexity, a story , and confident technique. You end the Challenge on a high note, Claire. I will be a regular follower

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh this is a most precious way to end the challenge, Claire. I hope you keep this piece for you!

Sandy Sandy said...

Glad to have met you on this 30/30 journey, Claire! I love this piece and will be looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring work in the future! Cheers and happy creating!!

hmuxo said...

This was such a wonderful month for me as well...enjoying your paintings!
Congratulations, Claire!!

Margaret S Milligan said...

Well done Claire, this is so cute! I enjoyed looking at your work over the thirty days, all the best to you for 2013! You got off to a wonderful start!


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