Friday, August 16, 2013

'Golden Summer at Messiah'
An Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Golden Summer at Messiah'
(Messiah College, PA)
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Plein Air
12 x 16

Thanks to a friend up on Facebook, I was
made aware that there were rolling hills
of sunflowers being grown by Messiah College
in Grantham, PA. My friend and fellow artist
Pat Koscienski and I went there to paint 
yesterday.  The heavy rains we had the previous
week had beaten up the blossoms a bit, but
it still was an amazing sight to behold.

I did use some artistic license with this and had
the sunflowers facing toward me...for some
reason they were all being shy, and their faces 
were pointing away from us, and toward the sun :)

My painting in progress

Pat Koscienski painting further down the hill

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Claire Beadon Carnell
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CrimsonLeaves said...

Glad that you took that artistic license, Claire. The sunflower field is just stunning! As is your painting. I think Pennsylvania is such a gorgeous state!

hmuxo said...

Gorgeous painting, Claire!!! A beautiful scene that you captured perfectly.!!

Pat Koscienski said...

Claire, this turned out beautifully. You are a true plein air painter!

~mel said...

Very pretty! I admire artist who can go out in the elements and capture the moment:)


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