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Sunday, September 22, 2013

'Windy Day at Fort Hill'
Cape Cod, MA
An Original Plein Air
Oil Painting
by Claire Beadon Carnell

'Windy Day at Fort Hill'
(Cape Cod, MA)
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Oil
Plein Air
12 x 16

Finally, after a week of being home from Cape Cod,
I was able to unload my paintings!  This particular 
painting was painted on Sept. 11, on a very windy day.
I hadn't planned to go to Fort Hill to paint, but 
stopped there so my husband could see what a 
beautiful place it was.  Of course when I saw the
way the wind was blowing the trees and the goldenrod
in the foreground, my muse started to call...
 
While we were there (at about the time the first airplane
 hit the WTC twelve years ago on the same day) 
an older gentleman (a fireman) dressed in full kilt 
walked up to the peak of the hill, and started playing a 
tribute to the victims of 9/11 on his bagpipes.  When
he played 'Amazing Grace', there wasn't a dry
eye to be found...it was profound.
We will never forget.




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5 comments:

Pattie Wall said...

Sends chills - a beautiful place on a beautiful day - a painting that has very special meaning...wonderful!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such a beautiful place and a beautiful painting. So glad you were able to hear the bagpipes to help remind of 9/11. A special man to remember the victims in such a way.

Susan said...

Beautiful Claire. I know that location. Lovely painting.

hmuxo said...

A very emotional post, Claire!!! and an amazing painting, as always!

Corn Dena said...

nice landscape!

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