Gold Beach, Normandy, France
© Claire Beadon Carnell
Oil on stretched canvas
15 x 30
Some of the most memorable places I saw while in France
were the beaches of Normandy. It reminded me so
much of the Civil War battlefields I have visited because
there was such a contrast of exquisite beauty with
the realization of the tragedy and heavy loss of life
that took place here during a war (World War II).
Both my father and my father-in-law were soldiers
in France during the war, and I painted this
in remembrance (and love) of them and all that they
did to preserve our freedoms.
This painting will be available at Brath and Hughes Fine Art, LLC - Gallery
in November/December of 2014 when I will
be having an exhibit of my French Series paintings there.
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