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Sunday, April 7, 2013

I DREAM OF OLANA
(Shown Here in Black and White)
An Original Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'I Dream of Olana'
(Shown Here in Black and White)
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Oil
20 x 16

I have heard many people say that they dream
in black and white.  My dreams are most definitely
in color.  When I am working on a painting, at 
times I will use the grayscale feature of Photoshop
to check my values, especially if the painting is
particularly complex, as with all of these flowers.
I was happy to see that my masses were flowing
into one another, but still distinct.

This painting is of the garden designed by
Hudson River Valley artist Frederick Church
behind his home at Olana - which I visited
last Summer.

If you would like to see this painting in all
of its color, it will be on exhibit this May
at History on High in Carlisle, PA.  History on High
offers this opportunity to one person per year, and I was
very humbled and honored that they have asked me to
be their exhibiting artist for 2013.

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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5 comments:

Marilyn R Miller said...

I do hope you will one day post this in COLOR! Pennsylvania is such a far walk for some of us, even if we would love to come see the show.... Congratulations!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Yes - PA is far away from where you live, Marilyn! I will be posting the painting in all of its color after the opening of the show (May 9). Want to keep some elements of surprise!

CrimsonLeaves said...

I so love gardens that are done in this wildflower style. You've painted this beautifully, Claire. I like it in black and white and know the color version is amazing. Now...if I could only figure out how to make my yard do this!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful values in this painting, Claire..I can't wait to see it in color and Pennsylvania isn't TOO far from me so who knows!!!?

Susan said...

Plans is lovely . I dream in color. This is so delicate in blacks and whites. Can't wait to see the color post.

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